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19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day: Youth protecting lives by simple actions

“When I first heard about the virus I was afraid of losing our lovely old people, I come from a warm lovely hometown, where we keep good communication with each other and we care and help for each... Read more

12 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA calls for urgent funding to respond to the emerging needs in Lebanon

Cairo - 12 August 2020 - UNFPA is urgently appealing for USD 19.6 million to meet the lifesaving needs of women and girls impacted by the 4 August explosion at the Beirut Port, which killed at least... Read more

5 May 2020

Midwives are the backbone of healthy communities: the story of Nuam’a

In June 2019, amidst ongoing conflict in Tripoli, UNFPA inaugurated a newly rehabilitated and equipped maternity ward in Weryemma polyclinic,* to provide quality reproductive health services to... Read more

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