Statements

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

18-Aug-2016
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

05-May-2016
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

08-Mar-2016
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

06-Feb-2016
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

10-Dec-2015
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

25-Nov-2015
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

25-Sep-2015
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

12-Aug-2015
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

06-Jul-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

05-May-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
 

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