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20 October 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day

Trusting statistics to tell the story   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020   A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story.... Read more

8 October 2020

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

6 October 2020

Capacity building virtual workshop to lawmakers in Oman on CEDAW convention

On 6th and 7th of October 2020, the United Nations Population Fund for GCC Countries (UNFPA GCC) with the Ministry of Social Development in Oman held a capacity-building workshop for the lawmakers... Read more

19 August 2020

Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

20 July 2020

LNOB: a value translated into an action in a joint workshop held by UNFPA and MoSD Oman

Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) is a notion that is sought by Agenda 2030 and one of the accelerator interventions of UNFPA Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic response plan. This principle was... Read more

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