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24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019—The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

19 February 2019

Representative's Remarks at Development Partners Briefing

It gives me great pleasure to join the Government of Kenya and all development partners in this consultative meeting on the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. Your presence here today is a... Read more

5 December 2018

UNFPA works to optimize successful implementation of its Country Progamme for Kenya

Mombasa, 5 December 2018 – UNFPA, the sexual and reproductive health agency, and national partners met this week to review and plan the implementation of UNFPA’s ninth Country Programme for Kenya and... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

19 October 2018

New regional framework will strengthen UNFPA response to Horn of Africa and Yemen crises

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

12 September 2018
Press Release

Kenya Lays Foundation for Minimum Initial Service Package

Nairobi, 03 August 2018 – Kenya experiences cyclic natural disasters and emergencies attributed to natural and man-made triggers.  Natural disasters have included epidemics, droughts, floods,... Read more

11 July 2018

Family planning is a human right

MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY  Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director   ***   Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly... Read more

20 June 2018

World Refugee Day - Include All, Empower All

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is marked annually on June 20th. The day was established by the General Assembly of United Nations for the refugees to pay tribute to the courage, strength... Read more