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11 July 2018

MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY  Dr. Natalia Kanem UNFPA Executive Director

Family planning is a human right   MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY  Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2018   Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the

12 August 2017

Peace depends on the participation of young people

Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2017 Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to build the foundation for a just and peaceful world. Today’s generation of youth has come of age in an era of crisis, conflict, and

30 May 2017

From transactional sex to mentoring girls

“I once engaged in transactional sex without using contraceptives to be able to afford attending school. Now I use my own story to demonstrate (to other girls) that change is possible.” Amelia, 22, has become a Rapariga...

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