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11 July 2022

Statement of the Executive Director on World Population Day

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous... Read more

21 June 2022
Press Release
#ThisIsNotNormal: A UNFPA campaign to disrupt the risks of gender-based violence becoming normal

#ThisIsNotNormal: A UNFPA campaign to disrupt the risks of gender-based violence becoming normal

Cairo, 20 June, 2022 — On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, Arab States Regional... Read more

23 May 2022

Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region

Home to the highest rates of unemployed youth in the world, the region needs to create more than 33.3 million new jobs by 2030   Statement by Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States,... Read more

5 May 2022

Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a hypertensive mother and stabilized her before she was rushed... Read more

22 December 2021

UNFPA GCC holds a panel discussion on the success stories of women leaders in the region

On the 22nd of December, 2021, the UNFPA GCC office, and the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) of UAE organized a panel discussion on the "Success Stories of Pioneering Women in the GCC" at the UN... Read more

16 September 2021

UNFPA GCC holds the National NCDs Forum of Oman 2021 focusing on women and adolescents’ psychological health

On 16th of September 2021, the UNFPA GCC, in co-operation with the Ministry of Health of Oman (MoH), held for the third consecutive year, the National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Forum for 2021... Read more

1 August 2021

How did COVID-19 affect SRH&Rs in GCC: A study initiated by UNFPA GCC

In July 2021, UNFPA, the sub-regional office for GCC countries (UNFPA GCC) embarked on a regional study on COVID-19 impact on SRH&Rs and related services, with a focus on women and adolescent... Read more

22 March 2021

UNFPA GCC marks the IWD with a national press conference

On the 8th of March, 2021, UNFPA GCC marked International Women Day with a national press conference. UNFPA GCC Representative, Mr. Karl Kulessa, received several journalists from prominent media... Read more

8 March 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond 8 March 2021 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Women’s Day   All over the... Read more

10 December 2020

Standing up for human rights more important than ever Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human rights are universal principles, yet as Eleanor Roosevelt once reminded us,... Read more