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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 before they are ready, often against their wills.... 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

EL OBEID, Sudan – In the early 1980s, Abdullah Ali Abdullah saw constant infections and childbirth complications while volunteering in a health centre in Sudan’s North Kordofan state. He soon... 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 Country Program (2018-2021). It aims at contributing... 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

WEST DARFUR, Sudan – 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 West Darfur state. It was her... Read more

4 May 2016

How a new blood bank is saving the lives of pregnant women in Darfur

NORTH DARFUR, Sudan – Last year, when Zahar Ali went into labour with her first child, her family brought her to El Fasher Maternity Hospital, North Darfur’s largest health facility offering ... Read more

8 July 2015

Free Online Procurement Courses

UNFPA has developed three e-courses in Procurement and Supply Chain related subjects. The courses are offered to UNFPA personnel, as well as to its partners in Governments, NGOs and institutions at... Read more

26 May 2015

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

Significant gains have been made in improving sexual and reproductive health and advancing reproductive rights since the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. But many... Read more

5 May 2015

Statement for the International Day of the Midwife

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund The International Day of the Midwife - marked on 5 May. Today, on the International Day of... Read more

11 August 2014

Media Training

UNFPA in  collaboration with the national population council oprganized a training for mid-level reporters on population issues in relation to the ICPD beyond 2014 and the global agenda. UNFPA in ... Read more

11 August 2014

Message of the ED on IYD

STATEMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNFPA International Youth Day, 12 August 2014 “Mental Health Matters”   A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child.... Read more