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Urgent maternal and reproductive health care for women and girls fleeing electoral crisis in The Gambia
UNFPA and partners in collaboration with state authorities on standby to provide lifesaving support. DAKAR, 20 January 2017 – The current political standoff in The Gambia following the December 1st, 2016 elections has lead over 45,000 people, mostly women and children, to enter Senegal from(...)
New multi-country initiative will protect millions of girls from child marriage – UNICEF/UNFPA
NEW YORK, 8 March 2016 — A new multi-country initiative to accelerate action to end child marriage will help protect the rights of millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls,UNICEF and UNFPA said on International Women’s Day. The UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to(...)
Kenyan journalist wins first UNFPA/Guardian award for FGM reporting
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 8 February 2016 – Diana Kendi Makale, a journalist from Kenya, was selected as the winner of the first Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on Female Genital Mutilation. Ms. Makale, who works for the QTV Nation Media Group, will be honoured during a ceremony(...)
Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, say UNFPA and UNICEF
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life -- endangering their health(...)
UNFPA E-Courses on Procurement and Supply Chain
Free UNFPA E-Courses on Procurement and Supply Chain: UNFPA has developed three e-courses in Procurement and Supply Chain related subjects. The courses are offered to partners in Governments, NGOs and institutions. Courses are accessible at any time and provide training that is flexible to(...)
The Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on Female Genital Mutilation
UNFPA/The Guardian are proud to announce the media award for journalists reporting on FGM across Africa. The award is named "the Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on Female Genital Mutilation"
Statement for International Day of the Midwife by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we stand in solidarity with midwives worldwide and thank them for the life-saving work they do. There is no stronger testament to their care and commitment than baby Obada, the 3,000th baby delivered safely at the women’s clinic in the(...)
Message on the occasion of International Women’s Day: Beijing at 20 by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director 8 March 2015
During the upcoming Commission on the Status of Women, we look to the world’s leaders to commit to stronger action and the full implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action for progress for the world’s women and girls, and for all of humanity. Today, on International Women’s Day and(...)
Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
UNFPA, UNICEF, the International Confederation of Midwives and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilize against FGM Female genital mutilation (FGM) violates the human rights and undermines the health and(...)
Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, for World AIDS Day- Universal Human Rights and Access - Key to Ending AIDS
Today, on World AIDS Day, I join every person around the world who believes the next generation should be free of HIV and AIDS. More than 30 years into the epidemic, we have moved beyond the early devastation wreaked by AIDS and scored many successes. Over the past three years, the rate of(...)
Message of UNFPA Executive Director for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us mobilize for the 16 days of activism from now until Human Rights Day on 10 December. Join the global effort to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” as part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign(...)
UNFPA Press Release - Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood
HQ/2014/816 October 2014 Ebola Wiping Out Gains in Safe Motherhood More than 800,000 pregnant women face much greater risk in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 October 2014 — As the world intensifies its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the needs of(...)
Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2014- Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
Today on the International Day of the Girl Child, I join every person around the world who believes that adolescent girls should live free of violence and discrimination. We are guided by the international human rights to which every human being is rightfully entitled.
World Leaders Commit to Intensify Efforts to Realize Women’s Health, Rights, Equality
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 22 September 2014—More than 140 presidents, heads of government, ministers and high officials from around the world today reaffirmed their countries’ strong political support to the historic International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). During the(...)
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin for World Humanitarian Day 2014
As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger. Today’s theme, “The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes,” calls attention to the courage and commitment of humanitarians who respond to(...)
United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen Launch Worldwide “#showyourselfie” petition – Mobilizing People to Say “Youth Matter!”
#showyourselfie, creating a global movement calling for young people and their needs to be central in the new development agenda UNITED NATIONS, New York, 12 August 2014 - On International Youth Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Global Citizen are launching #showyourselfie(...)
STATEMENT OF THE UNFPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR on International Youth Day, 12 August 2014. Theme: “Mental Health Matters”
A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. Being healthy means not merely the absence of illness, but complete physical, mental and social well-being. An essential component of this is being able to realize one’s potential, cope with the stresses of(...)
Message for WORLD POPULATION DAY by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director - 11 July 2014
Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world’s future. Governments and the international community are increasingly conscious(...)
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director- Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day 2014 theme "Progress for women and girls is progress for all"
As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free from violence, to fully enjoy their rights, remains an aspiration. So today is also a time(...)
Statement of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund on International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM
Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. In the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is concentrated, more than 125 million girls and women have been cut. UNFPA projects(...)
UNFPA The Gambia donates 20 motorcycles, medical equipment and health facility furniture to Government and other partners
The UNFPA Country Office in the Gambia on Thursday January 30, 2014 donated materials and equipment including 20 motorcycles to the Government of the Gambia and other partners. The motorcycles, medical equipment and hospital furniture worth over GMD6,000.000.00 were handed over in a ceremony held(...)
The Vice President of The Republic of The Gambia launches State of the World Population Report 2013
The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia Her Excellency Dr. Ajaratou Isatou Njie-Saidy on Monday November 25, 2013 officially launched the State of the World Population Report 2013 in a grand event at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. In her launching statement, Madam Njie-Saidy said that(...)