Ensuring rights and choices for all


19 August 2019

Executive Director's statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call attention to the courage and commitment of women humanitarians who assist people amidst conflict, disasters and displacement.  When crisis

12 August 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day, 12 August

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25 years ago at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. In the decades since, we at UNFPA have

30 July 2019

World Day against Trafficking in Persons  

Trafficking in persons exploits the most vulnerable among us, those often already disadvantaged and marginalized, including refugees and migrants. No country is immune.   More than 70 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 are sexually exploited. This must cease.   In countries around the

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