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8 March 2018
Statement
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality,... Read more
22 February 2018
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The morning of August 20th, 2017 began like any other day for Lena Towai aged 35, and a mother of seven. Living in a pastoral community in Tangulbei in East Pokot County, her day involved taking care... Read more
6 February 2018
Statement
Joint Statement UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore     International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February... Read more
2 December 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director for World AIDS Day 2017 One new HIV infection is one too many – and in 2016 there were 1.8 million. In adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, the... Read more
30 November 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women November 2017   Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more
21 November 2017
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Picture this: The year is 2001. You fall in love with the man of your dreams. Before you know it, you are married. Two years into the marriage, you have lost count of the physical and psychological... Read more
23 October 2017
Statement
Welcome to the launch of The State of World Population 2017, entitled, Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality. I’m Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, the... Read more
16 October 2017
News
The Graca Machel Trust, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and Nailab committed today to shoulder efforts in launching the IAM Accelerator 2.0 and harness the potential of women entrepreneurs... Read more
16 October 2017
Press Release
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges faced by girls while promoting girls' empowerment and the... Read more
4 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

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