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6 September 2018
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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
6 June 2018
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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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Women attend a class in family planning in Pakistan in 1973. People must have access to information about their bodies and fertility. © UN Photo/B Wolff
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
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
15 March 2018
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the second consecutive year.... Read more
12 February 2018
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“If I quit my studies, I will be married off immediately,” said Kabita, 16, in Nepal. © UNFPA Nepal/Dhana Bahadur Lamsal
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
4 February 2018
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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
27 December 2017
Statement
By Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA’s director for the Arab region The Arab region, home to 346 million people, is predominantly young, as 28 percent of its population is composed of young women and men under 30... Read more
17 October 2017
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In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges... Read more
4 October 2017
Press Release
Dr. Natalia Kanem.
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United... Read more