Sexual Violence in Somalia: Challenging Impunity

Sexual Violence in Somalia: Challenging Impunity is a short film about the widespread and increasing levels sexual violence in Somalia, and what can be done to stop it. UNFPA is partnering with other UN agencies and NGOs to fight sexual violence in Somalia.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Somali People in Numbers

For the first time in decades Somalia has published analytical reports on data from the 2014 Population Estimation Survey (PESS). The PESS, a groundbreaking initiative where the country produced the first comprehensive estimates on the Somali population in over four decades through technical support from UNFPA and with funding from DfID and Government of Sweden.


5th of May- Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA on the International Day of the Midwife 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. 


Japan Supports UNFPA’s Efforts to Confront Zika Virus in Latin America

UNITED NATIONS, Panama 31 March 2016 – The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of $250,000 to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to purchase contraceptives and other reproductive health supplies for use in the poorest and most disadvantaged areas at risk of the Zika virus in Brazil, Honduras and Suriname. The contribution was in response to an urgent appeal by UNFPA for funds to accelerate health risk communications and procure contraceptives in response to the Zika epidemic. 


Raising South-South Cooperation to a New Level in the SDGs Era

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong meets with Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director in Beijing, March 17, 2016 (Photo: Xinhua/Li Tao)

A new phase for South-South Cooperation on Population and Development, aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the ICPD Programme of Action.

UNFPA ready to help Fiji respond to the devastation wrought by Tropical Cyclone Winston

Image: Naziah Ali/AFP

Bangkok/Suva – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, stands ready to support the government and people of Fiji, in partnership with other United Nations agencies and civil society organizations, to the devastation Tropical Cyclone Winston has wrought in the Pacific island-nation.