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13 August 2021

Moving from crisis to dynamism on Sahara’s Southern edges

The Sahel region is facing a host of problems, which are mutually reinforcing. Fast population growth is one of them. Societies need to get a grip on... Read more

13 June 2019

Statement by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation on the Launching of Egypt’s National Committee on the Eradication of Female Genital Mutilation

Cairo, 13th of June 2019   The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation recognises Egypt’s pioneering leadership to eliminate the practice of female genital... Read more

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... Read more

19 October 2018

New regional framework will strengthen UNFPA response to Horn of Africa and Yemen crises

A strategy meeting on the Horn of Africa and Yemen was held by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Addis Ababa on 13 and 14 October to develop a framework and action plan to guide the Fund’... Read more

1 May 2018

African Union MNCH Taskforce to Meet in Tanzania

The African Union Commission (AUC), with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will convene its Maternal, Newborn and Child... Read more

12 April 2018

UNFPA Addis Ababa Liaison Office Chief Presents Letter of Credence to the African Union Chairperson

The new UNFPA Liaison Office Chief and Representative to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) for Africa, Mr. Désiré... Read more

23 March 2018

UNFPA Supports Delegations at the African Union Ministerial Consultation Ahead of CSW62

Two thirds of African Union Member States convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a ministerial consultation ahead of the 62nd Session of the... Read more

22 March 2018

UNFPA Supports African Union Preparatory Meeting for the 2018 UN Commission on Population and Development

The Department of Social Affairs of the African Union Commission (AUC) called for a meeting of African Union Member States Representatives in New... Read more

23 February 2018

African Population Experts Meet to Kickstart Addis Ababa Declaration Review Process

An induction workshop on the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD) was organized by United Nations Economic Commission for... Read more

1 February 2018

United Nations Youth Envoy to Meet Young People and Champion Investments in Youth Development in Five-Country Visit to Africa

The United Nations Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, will undertake an Official Visit across five (5) countries in Africa from 2 – 15... Read more