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21 August 2019
News
A participant shows off his medal © Beirut Marathon Association
International Youth Day celebrations took on an exceptional twist this year: almost 200 young girls and boys between the ages of 7 and 17 ran through the streets of Qalamoun, North Lebanon, in a 2K... Read more
12 August 2019
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more
29 July 2019
News
Zeina, 40, and Khouloud, 38, had fallen on hard times. The sisters are from Eastern Ghouta in Syria, and following a siege, fled to Lebanon, first Khouloud in 2014 then Zeina, who lost her eldest son... Read more
11 July 2019
Statement
Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more
7 June 2019
News
UNFPA and its partners in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Youth and Sports are convening the second edition of the Youth Forum in the Arab Region in Tunisia from 20 to 22 August, 2019.... Read more
31 May 2019
News
In a small office in South Lebanon, Rawan sits in a corner by a desk, shy and reserved. The eighteen-year-old seems eager to tell her story but is timid at the same time. She fled the war in Syria... Read more
6 February 2019
Statement
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 agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more
10 December 2018
Press Release
Beirut, 10 December 2018 – Many Arab countries have introduced positive legislative reforms that promote gender equality and protect women from violence. Yet guaranteeing equality before the law... Read more
19 August 2018
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching... Read more
12 August 2018
Statement
We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more

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