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20 July 2016
Statement
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
20 July 2016
Statement
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
20 July 2016
Press Release
Invest in Teenage Girls for a More Just, Stable and Peaceful World
Kabul 20 July 2016 – Ministry of Economy (MoEc) of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and United National Population Fund (UNFPA), other government ministries, national and... Read more
4 June 2016
Press Release
UNFPA – The United National Population Fund Partners with Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs to Develop a National Action Plan to Eliminate Early and Child Marriage
Kabul 04 June 2016 – UNFPA, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Deputy Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan organized a workshop to bring together the... Read more
1 June 2016
Press Release
“Ending Fistula within a Generation” International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Kabul 1 June 2016–On the commemoration of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (OF) Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Afghanistan Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AFSOG) and... Read more
23 May 2016
Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund... Read more
10 May 2016
Kabul - May 10, 2016 – Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan launched the highlights of the results of Takhar Socio-Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES) at the CSO office.   Takhar... Read more
5 May 2016
Statement
Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns
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
5 May 2016
In the News
In a remote mountain village, a UNFPA-supported community midwife successfully delivers quadruplets
It was midnight in the remote Afghanistan village of Balakoh.  Thirty seven year old Zainab was in her tenth hour of labour. With every passing hour the agony increased, until at last her worried... Read more
4 May 2016
Press Release
International Day of the Midwife “Women and Newborns: the Heart of Midwifery”
4th May 2016 – Afghan Midwives Association (AMA), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and USAID funded Jhpiego-HEMAYAT project commemorated the International Day... Read more

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