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27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem    With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

25 March 2020

UNFPA and Ministry of Public Health form committee on pregnancy and Coronavirus

UNFPA Lebanon partnered with the Ministry of Public Health to establish a technical committee in response to pregnancy and COVID-19. The committee includes representatives from the medical community... Read more

20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

16 March 2020
Press Release

UNFPA sounds the alarm on dire situation facing women and girls in Syria, as conflict enters its 10th year

NEW YORK, USA, 16 March 2020 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, expresses increasing concern about the women and girls trapped in the escalating humanitarian situation... Read more

9 March 2020

“We must resolutely resist any attempts to go back”: Listening to the icons and activists of women’s rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The eighth of March is International Women’s Day, and the stakes could not be higher. This year marks a quarter century since the creation of the Beijing Declaration and... Read more

8 March 2020

The United Nations in Lebanon celebrates International Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day, the United Nations issues a call to action on women’s rights and gender equality in Lebanon. We recognize that ‘gender inequality is the overwhelming injustice of... Read more

6 March 2020

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

25 February 2020

Finding strength through support sessions

“We never put ourselves first. We always think about our families and our husbands, it’s so nice to be able to think about ourselves and our hobbies.” These are the words of Hadia, a participant at a... Read more

18 February 2020
Press Release

Statement on the events taking place in Northwestern Syria

Cairo, 18 February 2020 - UNFPA is gravely alarmed about the current humanitarian situation unfolding in northwestern Syria, where hostilities have continued to cause mass displacements and damage to... Read more

6 February 2020

Unleashing Youth Power: A Decade of Accelerating Actions Towards Zero Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2020 – When Tabitha was growing up in rural Kenya, most of her 16-year-old peers were subjected to female genital mutilation – a human rights violation that more than 4 million girls... Read more