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19 July 2018
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“Now I am an empowered young woman. I know how to protect myself and to stand up for my rights that I didn't know I had before”, shares Marcia (19 years). Marcia is one of the approximately 100,000... Read more
11 July 2018
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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... Read more
23 May 2018
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2018   Pregnancy and childbirth should be among the happiest of occasions in a woman’... Read more
25 November 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017   Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more
11 October 2017
Opinion
“It is important to create safe spaces where girls can feel free to express themselves. To participate in the girls' conference inspired me to do more to help the girls in my community” shares Amina... Read more
3 October 2017
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
2 October 2017
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Girls and women’s voices have been shut down. We don't hear them. As a mentor I hope to contribute to a change in the position of girls and women in my community, and help the girls find a prosperous... Read more
8 September 2017
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As part of a series of regional consultations, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other UN partners organized a consultation for the East and Southern Africa region to be held in... Read more
18 August 2017
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Census Observation Teams were deployed to the Provinces of Gaza, Sofala, Maputo Province and Zambezia throughout the Census 2017 enumeration period (1st -... Read more
12 August 2017
Statement
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... Read more

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