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


8 March 2018

Protecting reproductive rights of rural women: a pathway to a more equal world

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018   The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality, including inequalities in sexual and reproductive health. More than 200 million women—many of them poor and living in rural and remote

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

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