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8 March 2016

8th of March, 2016- ED Statement on the Occasion of International Women’s Day: Step It Up for Gender Equality

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. For instance, nearly 14 million children are forced into marriage every year;... Read more

6 February 2016

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life -- endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.... Read more

1 February 2016

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Oman

During Mr. Ban's second-time visit as a Secretary-General to Oman, he met with H.H. Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, and H.H Yousuf bin Alawi bin... Read more

10 December 2015

Our rights. Our freedoms. Always

These two Covenants, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, became the International Bill of Human Rights, setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights... Read more

1 December 2015

World AIDS Day

This year, World AIDS Day coincides with the International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa. Many people living with HIV, activists, government workers and development partners are gathering... Read more

25 November 2015

World Must End Violence against Women

One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or other forms of violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.... Read more

17 October 2015

A New Era in the Fight against Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has special significance this year. Last month, the world community adopted an ambitious, universal agenda that will guide development over the... Read more

19 August 2015

Statement of the Executive Director on the World Humanitarian Day - 19 August 2015

In this distinctive occasion, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin delivered the following message reflecting the current world humanitarian... Read more

11 August 2015

Investing in the Power of Young People, Transforming our World

In 65 countries, more than half the population is younger than 24. Denying these young people the right to meaningful participation in decision-making is a gross violation of their human rights and a... Read more

9 July 2015


Celebrating World Population Day 2015: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies MUSCAT, Oman: World Population Day is observed every July 11 to raise awareness about global population issues. The theme... Read more