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21 November 2017

How Dalia Overcame Gender Violence Amidst Surmounting Challenges

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

The State of World Population 2017 - Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality

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
Press Release

EMPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

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

16 October 2017

Harnessing the potential of women entrepreneurs for advancing the health and well-being of young people in Kenya

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

4 October 2017
Press Release

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

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

22 September 2017
Press Release

Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya announces new Member, Investments and Masterplan

NEW YORK, Sept 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya (PSHP Kenya) today announced a new multiyear Masterplan, new investments and new membership at the Every Woman Every... Read more

28 July 2017

UNFPA partners with University of Nairobi to strengthen online courses for capacity building

In a world that is quickly transforming, there is need to enhance processes of developing and strengthening skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that students need in order to... Read more

24 July 2017

How am I expected to be a wife to someone my father’s age?

“I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money,” says Faith Kiraison, a 13-year-old girl in Naikarra, Narok County. Confused, Faith didn’t understand why her father... Read more

17 July 2017
Community Life Centre to reduce maternal, newborn deaths in Mandera

Mandera Community Life Center – A Public Private Partnership to improve access to reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent healthcare

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with Philips, the Dutch health technology company and the County Government of Mandera inaugurated the first Mandera Community Life Center (... Read more

6 June 2017
Press Release

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was... Read more