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12 August 2019
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My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more

11 July 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

10 April 2019
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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

6 February 2019
Statement

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more

6 June 2018
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UNFPA ANNUAL REPORT 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health... Read more

13 May 2018
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“I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls,” said Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse in Malawi, in 2015. She has been trained to provide sexual and reproductive information and care to young people. “Now I know that anyone of childbearing age is eligible for family planning,” she said. © UNFPA/Meaghan Charkowick

Nine standards to uphold the human right to family planning

Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. Until family planning is a universally available choice, this human right will not be fully realized. UNFPA... Read more

13 May 2018
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Article 16 of the Teheran Proclamation declared, "Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children." © UN Photo

Fifty years ago, it became official: Family planning is a human right

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right. Throughout all of human history, efforts to plan, avoid or delay pregnancy had... Read more

21 February 2018
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Dr. Sumaya Okod, the state Minister at the Ministry of International Cooperation and Ms. Lina Mousa, the Representative of UNFPA in Sudan , addressing the Press Conference. Photo © UNFPA Sudan

UNFPA Sudan and the Ministry of International Cooperation Renewed Partnership by Signing the New Country Programme Action Plan (2018- 2021)

Khartoum 21 February 2018- United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MIC), signed The Country Program Action Plan (2018- 2021) with a total budget of 40... Read more

4 February 2018
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UNFPA's vision and agenda 2030

Imagine a world where  every pregnancy is wanted  every childbirth is safe and  every young person's potential is fulfilled This is the world we are striving to realize. Our goal is to achieve... Read more

1 February 2018
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Fanny, in Malawi, was married at 17. “This was due to pressure from my parents, who were overwhelmed by the deep poverty we were experiencing, but I was not ready,” she said. © UNFPA Malawi

Top 5 things you didn’t know about child marriage

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples. Yet millions of children are coupled up before they are ready, often against their wills.... Read more

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