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28 September 2017
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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

22 September 2017
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Dr. Natalia Kanem addressing private sector breakfast in Kenya

Leveraging Private Sector Partnerships to Harness the Demographic Dividend

The UNFPA Liaison Office to the AU and ECA (ELO) supports the implementation of the 2017 theme of the African Union (AU) “harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth” and it’s... Read more

22 September 2017
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Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, urged leaders to engage young people as partners in development. © UNFPA/Eddie Wright

Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth is the key to achieving the bold aspirations of Agenda 2063

Marie Josiane is a young African entrepreneur of 28 years old. Many young people like MJ had spent few years in Universities and decided to start a business to feed their families. Coming from a... Read more

19 July 2017
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Dr. Natalia Kanem (L) and H.E. Amira El Fadil (R)

Harnessing the demographic dividend for the implementation of the Addis Ababa declaration on population and development in Africa

“HARNESSING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND REQUIRES THAT WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO FULLY IMPLEMENT THE ADDIS ABABA DECLARATION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.”   Dr. Natalia Kanem, the acting... Read more

4 July 2017
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AUC: Meeting with H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President Burkina Faso

Dr. Kanem met with the President Kabore and members of his delegation to the Summit and thanked him for his leadership and support towards issues related to development in Africa especially as... Read more

4 July 2017
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Dr. Natalia Kanem, Acting Executive Director of the UNFPA was invited as a Special Guest of the 29th African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government in Ethiopia by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union. The UNFPA Team on the ground (DGM-ELO) worked closely with other UNFPA offices to ensure a successful representation…

Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, 3-4 July 2017: 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, remembering Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.

The Acting Executive Director of the UNFPA Dr. Natalia Kanem was invited by H.E. Prof. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union to attend the 29th... Read more

4 July 2017
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Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, 3-4 July 2017: 29th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, remembering Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.

The Acting Executive Director of the UNFPA Dr. Natalia Kanem was invited by H.E. Prof. Alpha Conde, President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union to attend the 29th... Read more

4 July 2017
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Launching of the 6th Edition of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) Report.

Dr. Natalia Kanem, the Acting Executive Director had the opportunity to address the OAFLA General Assembly and in so doing, ensured that stakeholders were assured that initiatives spearheaded by the... Read more

1 July 2017
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Participants to the meeting between UNFPA and the Commission of Social Affairs

Dr. Natalia Kanem AED, Meeting with H.E. Mrs Amira ElFadil, Commissioner of Social Affairs, AUC.

Dr. Kanem had several high-level meetings in the margins of the AU Summit and she used this opportunity reiterate UNFPA’s commitment to the development of Africa’s people.   Especially the women,... Read more

6 June 2017
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High-level Meeting on the SWEDD Initiative Organized by UNFPA WCARO and the World Bank

African First Ladies contribution towards the Continental Agenda on Women Empowerment and the Demographic Dividend Despite the significant progress made in raising economic growth rates, improving... Read more

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