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14 February 2017

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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

11 July 2016

Message of the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the World Population Day July 11, 2016

The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities... Read more

10 July 2016

UN Secretary General Message on World Population Day 2016

The international community has committed to a new sustainable development agenda built on the principles of equity and human rights.  A central objective of the Sustainable Development Goals is to... Read more