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8 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day 8 March 2022 More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries... Read more

13 December 2021
Press Release

Women and girls’ needs require urgent attention as climate shocks, conflict and COVID-19 fuel humanitarian crises

$835 million is needed to provide life-saving essential services to meet health and protection needs of 54.5 million displaced women, girls and young people in 2022 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 13... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

1 December 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do As the world endures a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic.... Read more

25 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

15 November 2021

In follow-up to the Nairobi Summit, High-Level Commission calls for urgent, ambitious action to end alarming disparities in sexual and reproductive justice

>> Review the report The first report of the independent advisory body comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a harrowing setback in women and girls’ rights New York City, 15... Read more

11 November 2021

Second Anniversary of Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

In 1994, the landmark International Conference on Population and Development fundamentally changed the way we look at our societies. It put people, rights and choices at the centre of sustainable... Read more

1 November 2021

Five ways climate change hurts women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – In a year that has seen a global onslaught of catastrophic heat waves, wildfires, floods and drought, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment... Read more

8 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

International Day of the Girl 11 October     Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the... Read more

11 July 2021

Mensaje del Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas por el Día Mundial de la Población

La pandemia de COVID-19 sigue trastornando nuestro mundo y alcanzando un sombrío hito tras otro. Además de la trágica pérdida de millones de vidas, estamos pagando un precio menos visible: un... Read more