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11 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   11 July 2020   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in... Read more

30 June 2020
Statement
Against My Will

Executive Director's Opening Remarks on State of World Population Report 2020

OPENING REMARKS   By Dr. Natalia Kanem UNFPA Executive Director   Global Media Launch   The State of World Population 2020: Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls and... Read more

25 June 2020
News

Canada continues to support the most vulnerable to ensure safety and wellbeing

The Government of Canada generously contributed to the distribution of 3000 dignity kits to protect gender based violence cases across the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Together with UNFPA’s... Read more

12 June 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics

        UNFPA Arab States to hold media symposium on gender-based violence during pandemics   Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United Nations... Read more

2 June 2020
News
Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker, provides counselling over the phone. Maysah Shalaldeh, a social worker

Demand for counselling services spikes in Palestine amid COVID-19 lockdown

  GAZA STRIP, Palestine – “Sometimes I feel that this is a nightmare that I will eventually wake up from, but the nightmare is never-ending and I do not know how much longer I can handle this,” T.C... Read more

29 May 2020
News

Generation Unlimited in Palestine

UNFPA, UNICEF, and UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Empowerment and other national partners, continued the implementation of Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge remotely... Read more

27 May 2020
News
UNFPA supports the continuity of sexual and reproductive health services

Midwifery in the time of COVID-19: a young midwife’s contributions

This profession is so human, so sacred So says Isra’ Durra, 27, a midwife from the Gaza Strip. Isra graduated with a Bachelor in Midwifery in 2014. She was never in doubt about her chosen profession... Read more

7 May 2020
Press Release

UNFPA and the Government of Canada to implement a programme on Preventing and Responding to GBV and Providing Life Saving SRH Services in Palestine

  With a Generous Contribution from the Government of Canada UNFPA to Implement a Programme on Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence and Providing Life Saving Sexual and Reproductive... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

  Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020   As the... Read more

4 May 2020
News
The pandemic has introduced danger and uncertainty to the start of motherhood. Clockwise from top left: © UNFPA DRC, © China Maternal and Child Health Association, © Ethiopian Midwives Association, © UNFPA Honduras, © ZHIAN health organization, © Vojislav Gushevski, © UNFPA Albania

Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. Dozens of countries observe Mother’s Day in May and, on 5 May,... Read more

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