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11 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic.... Read more

15 June 2020

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director on the World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  It’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to pause and consider the extent of the heinous crime of abuse of older persons.  Millions of older persons... Read more

31 May 2020

In a joint project UNFPA provides consultation services to women in response to COVID-19

On the 18th of May 2020, UNFPA GCC launched a medical consultation service addressing the concerns and inquiries of women of reproductive age and pregnant and lactating women during the COVID-19... Read more

5 May 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis   As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being born.  Childbirth doesn't stop... Read more

9 April 2020

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

29 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive... Read more

19 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) & pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

6 February 2020

Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom... Read more

12 December 2019
OWA in orange joins the 16 days of activism campaign

OWA all in Orange marking the 16 Days of Activism Campaign in Muscat

The Omani Woman Association (OWA) participated this year in the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV), in order to join the call for global actions to increase awareness,... Read more

11 December 2019

UNFPA GCC joins Qatar in its celebrations marking the Qatar National Population Day

Each year, UNFPA GCC emphasizes the importance of the long term co-operation with the Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA)/the Technical Office of the Permanent Population Committee (PPC) of Qatar... Read more