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19 August 2016
Statement

World Humanitarian Day

In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides life-saving services, supplies and information... Read more

12 August 2016
News

UNFPA Announces Winners of Innovation Accelerator Focused On Promoting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health And Rights

Winners of the innovation accelerator with the expert judges at Nailab in Nairobi on August 4, 2016. Photo by UNFPA Kenya. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with Nailab, a... Read more

12 August 2016
Statement

Young People and the Road to 2030

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in... Read more

13 July 2016
Statement

Message for World Population Day 2016 by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director

The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities... Read more

13 July 2016
News

Agonizing 50 years with fistula

At the bloom of her youth, exactly 50 years ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai, a resident of Kidutani, a small village in Chonyi, Kilifi County, Kenya, was psychologically prepared for the birth of her second... Read more

27 June 2016
News

UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Committed to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and Melinda Gates of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on 27 June 2016 undertook a joint mission to Kenya to... Read more

13 June 2016
Statement

UNFPA Launches Innovation Accelerator Focused On Promoting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health And Rights

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with Nailab, a technology business incubator, has launched an innovation accelerator, dubbed iAccelerator, focused on promoting youth sexual... Read more

25 May 2016
Press Release

World Humanitarian Summit Commits to Ensuring Sexual, Reproductive Health; Empowering Young People

ISTANBUL, 24 May 2016–The World Humanitarian Summit concluded here today with a demonstrated resolve to live up to the pledge to leave no one behind, including the more than 60 million displaced, and... Read more

10 May 2016
News

Leapfrogging to improve reproductive, maternal and child health

The development path followed by the health systems of mature economies is neither feasible nor desirable for emerging economies. It is too expensive... Read more

5 May 2016
Statement

Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

International Day of the Midwife 2016 Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund 5 May 2016 On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA,... Read more

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