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5 April 2017
In the News
UNFPA Supports the Convening of the First Youth Parliament in Afghanistan
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the first Youth Parliament in Afghanistan on 14th August 2016 at the National Parliament’s upper chamber. The youth parliament was held from 14 – 17 August... Read more
5 April 2017
In the News
Under a heavy shower of rain, in a flooded remote village of Daikundi, 24 year old Khadija was stuck under a collapsed wall with no hope for help. Khadija lived with her two underage kids while her... Read more
5 April 2017
In the News
“Investing in 10-Year-Old Girls Could Yield Huge Demographic Dividends, Pump Millions into Afghanistan’s Economy” UNFPA Flagship Report State of the World Population 2016
Forced and early marriage, child labour and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda, warns UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in... Read more
5 April 2017
Feature Story
Giving Life Costs Some Afghan Mothers their Life or a Life of Misery
“I didn’t know what happened to me after I gave birth to my first child. I had uncontrollable discharge of faeces and urine,” said Arifa, 22. Arifa was afflicted by obstetric fistula, a child birth... Read more
5 April 2017
In the News
UNFPA has been supporting the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to develop its national policies and strategies in alignment with the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) the... Read more
5 April 2017
In the News
Midwives save lives. If the need for midwives is met in Afghanistan, around two thirds of maternal and newborn deaths could be averted. UNFPA is   supporting the training of professional midwives in... Read more
5 April 2017
In the News
Dr. Ndyanabangi visited UNFPA field projects in Bamyan and Herat Provinces to oversee and provide guidance on UNFPA work in the province. In addition to monitoring UNFPA field work first hand, the... Read more
4 April 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 4 April 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This... Read more
8 March 2017
Statement
Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and... Read more
7 March 2017
Central Statistics Organization of Afghanistan Herat, 07 March 2017 – Central Statistics Organization (CSO) of Afghanistan launched the final report of data set for Herat Socio-Demographic and... Read more

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