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19 August 2019
Statement

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... Read more

12 August 2019
Statement

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... Read more

30 July 2019
Statement

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... Read more

27 July 2019
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Mobile health teams bring life-saving care to fragile communities in Afghanistan

NANGARHAR, Afghanistan – Raihana Bibi is a 30-year-old mother of four children – one boy and three girls. Their family returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan and settled in Nangarhar Province about... Read more

25 July 2019
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Women belong at the centre of peace efforts, women UN leaders urge in Afghanistan

  Kabul, Afghanistan/UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem joined a high-level delegation of women UN leaders on an intensive two-day “solidarity mission” to... Read more

24 July 2019
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ED applauds work of UNFPA colleagues on joint UN mission in Afghanistan

On a joint UN “solidarity mission” to Afghanistan focused on women, peace and security, Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem recognized the dedication and hard work of colleagues in the UNFPA Country... Read more

21 July 2019
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Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

Amina Mohammed was speaking to reporters in the capital Kabul, after leading an all-women delegation of top UN officials for an intensive two-day “solidarity mission”, focussed on women, peace and... Read more

11 July 2019
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 2019

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.

23 May 2019
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Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

Treatment for traumatic childbirth injury gives new hope to women in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – “I saw myself as the living dead,” 50-year-old Laila told UNFPA. She suffered terribly while giving birth in Pakistan 27 years ago. The prolonged, obstructed labour left her with... Read more

6 May 2019
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Najiba works in one of the hardest-to-reach, poorest areas of Bamyan. © UNFPA Afghanistan

No mountain too high: Midwives protect women, save lives

YAKAWLANG/SANGTAKHAT, Afghanistan – Midwives serve in some of the most remote health posts in the world, saving the lives of women and babies in settings that are often harsh and resource-poor. And... Read more

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