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every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


6 February 2018

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

JOINT STATEMENT UNFPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. NATALIA KANEM UNICEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HENRIETTA H. FORE International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2018   A race against trends     Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and

17 January 2018

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director    The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions – a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve and to set goals for the future. For us at UNFPA, the roll-out of our new Strategic Plan is an opportunity to do so.   As your

7 December 2017

We must be bold and vocal in promoting the rights of all people to make free decisions

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017     Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the foundations that the Declaration provides for the right to sexual and reproductive health, and the growing recognition that

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