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6 February 2019

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


Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and... Read more

13 May 2018
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

Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right.

13 May 2018
“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

UNFPA and the World Health Organization have recognized nine standards that must be met in every community, for every individual.

21 February 2018
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... Read more

4 February 2018

UNFPA's vision and agenda 2030

Our new strategic plan is designed to drive the ambitions and goals of the ICPD and 2030 agendas.

1 February 2018
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... Read more

31 January 2018
Abdullah Ali Abdullah has spent 30 years working with communities in North Kordofan to encourage abandonment of female genital mutilation. © UNFPA Sudan

A vision of change: Pioneer spends 30 years advocating end to FGM in Sudan

In the early 1980s, Abdullah Ali Abdullah saw constant infections and childbirth complications while volunteering in a health centre in Sudan’s North... Read more

14 January 2018

Government of Sweden and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sudan

Khartoum, January 14, 2018 – Sweden and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sudan have signed today an agreement to progress the UNFPA... Read more

7 December 2016
Zahra Zakaria was in labour for three days in a tent in West Darfur. A Caesarean section saved her and her son. © UNFPA

Getting help to nomad moms on the move in West Darfur

Something was terribly wrong. Zahra Zakaria was eight months pregnant when she went into labour in a tent in Kondabi, a remote village in Sudan’s... Read more