You are here

News

4 May 2017
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2017

Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2017 UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

7 March 2017
Statement

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

  Universal access to reproductive health—the key to gender equality Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination... Read more

14 February 2017
News

The UN Secretary General visits Oman

On 14th of February 2017, Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations arrived on a day-long visit to the Sultanate of Oman, along with a delegation. Guterres was received by H E... Read more

6 February 2017
Statement

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a... Read more

1 December 2016
Statement

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016 "HIV prevention goes beyond access to services – it’s about more inclusive societies"

It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated. Since 2010... Read more

28 November 2016
News

The ICT Entrepreneurship Path event at SQU

Backed by its mandate and vision to empower youth, ensure gender equality and strengthen young people engagement in the development and decision making process, UNFPA, the United Nations Population... Read more

11 October 2016
Statement

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out... Read more

1 October 2016
Statement

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016

The Transformative Force of Population Ageing   Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21st century – represents both a cause for celebration and a challenge. To ensure that... Read more

19 August 2016
Statement

Message of UNFPA Executive Director on World Humanitarian Day

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity.   We share a common responsibility to reach those furthest... Read more

11 August 2016
Statement

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr.Babatunde Osotimehin, for International Youth Day, 12 August 2016

Young People and the Road to 2030 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebratesInternational Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-... Read more

Pages