Message of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on World Humanitarian Day

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity. Read

Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries. Read

Step It Up for Gender Equality

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. Read

Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, Say UNFPA and UNICEF

Female Genital Mutilation is a violent practice, scarring girls for life - endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.   Read

Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always

Today, we mark the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of two landmark international treaties.  Read

World Must End Violence against Women

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Read

Adoption of Sustainable Development Agenda Can Transform and Save Billions of Lives, Says UNFPA

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commends world leaders on the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – a significant achievement in the history of development. Read

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director for International Youth Day

Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to improve their well-being and that of their communities. Read

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin's Message for World Population Day 2015

A recent United Nations report warns that the number of forcibly displaced people has risen to a record number – almost 60 million at the end of 2014. Among these, most women and adolescent girls face particular threats as a result of the absence of health and other essential services that they need.   Read

Statement for the International Day of the Midwife 2015

Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we stand in solidarity with midwives worldwide and thank them for the life-saving work they do. Read