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27 October 2017

High Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in Dakar Calls for Renewed Commitment to End Harmful Practices

Women and girls represent half of the world’s population and therefore also half of its potential. But today, gender inequality persists everywhere and limits social progress. Gender inequality of... Read more

24 October 2017

Private Sector Engagement with UNFPA – Guiding Perspectives

Multi-stakeholder partnerships are fundamental to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want.  For this reason, UNFPA is engaging with the private sector to... Read more

20 October 2017

Reproductive Health and Rights in an age of Inequality

Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women and girls empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and development.  This... Read more

16 October 2017

Implement Human Rights Frameworks to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation – PAP Members of Parliament

16 September 2017 – Midrand (Johannesburg), South Africa: The Pan African Parliament convened for the 10 occasion its annual Conference on Women from 12 to 13 October 2017 under the theme “Role of... Read more

11 October 2017

EmPOWER girls: before, during and after crises

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017 Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways.... Read more

11 October 2017

Tenth Pan African Parliament Annual Women Conference to focus on Human Rights Instruments Female Genital Mutilation towards harnessing the Demographic Dividend

Johannesburg, South Africa – 11th October 2017 – The Pan African Parliament (PAP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Sonke Gender Justice are organising the 10th edition of the Pan African... Read more

3 October 2017
Press Release

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

30 September 2017

SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Zane Dangor, Representative (a.i) of the UNFPA Ethiopia Liaison Office to the AU and ECA June to September 2017

“Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) can, of course, never be divorced from the pursuit of gender equality and equity and from the full empowerment of women. SRHR is at the center of... Read more

29 September 2017

Africa's Demographic Dividend at the 72nd UN General Assembly

September brought vital renewed support to UNFPA’s mandate from New York through the second regular session of the UNFPA Executive Board and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA72). It... Read more

28 September 2017

AUC Leading Momentum to Address Female Genital Mutilation

The UNFPA Addis Ababa Liaison Office to the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working closely with the AUC to galvanise political... Read more