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10 March 2020
Press Release

France and UNFPA partner to enhance access to lifesaving care for women and newborns and support GBV survivors in the Libyan south

Tunis, 11 March 2020 - On 6 March, as the world was about to celebrate International Women’s Day, France entrusted UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with 500,000 Euros to increase access to... Read more

4 December 2019

Launch of the first psychosocial hotline in Libya - Statement of UNFPA Libya Representative Ms. Bérangère Böell-Yousfi

Today is a special day for women, girls, men and boys in Libya! In partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs and the PSS team, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is proud to jointly... Read more

25 November 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the kick off of the 16 days campaign against Gender Based Violence. 25 November – 10 December 2019

Tripoli - Monday 25 November 2019 Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and it also remarks the beginning of the 16 days of activism against Gender Based... Read more

16 November 2019

No mother should give birth in unsafe conditions: working to live up to the ICPD promise in Libya

Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP) in Cairo, the world leaders adopted a revolutionary Programme of Action and called for all people to have... Read more

12 August 2019

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

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

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

10 December 2018
Press Release

New Study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region: Challenges persist as Arab Countries advance on Laws affecting Gender Equality

Beirut, 10 December 2018 – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence. Yet guaranteeing equality before the law... Read more

26 September 2018

Statement attributable to Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Director for the Arab Region, on Libya

Cairo, 26 September 2018 – The alarming level of fighting in Tripoli puts the life of thousands of women and girls at risk. Over 2,000 women and girls are estimated to be currently internally... Read more

6 September 2018

Celebrating Young People in Libya

On 12 August, UNFPA celebrated the “International Youth Day” under the theme of “Safe Spaces for Youth,” involving hundreds of Libyan girls and boys in various events aimed at drawing attention to... Read more