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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

5 July 2016

UNFPA GCC office participates in the Joint Mission of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases to Oman

On 10-12 April, 2016, UNFPA GCC, participated in the Joint Mission of the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) to Oman. ... Read more

23 May 2016

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula - Ending fistula within a generation

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund   Obstetric fistula is almost exclusively a condition of the... Read more

4 May 2016

5th of May- Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA on the International Day of the Midwife 2016

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under... Read more

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