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7 June 2019

The Youth Forum in the Arab Region 2019: Call for youth participation

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

Rawan’s story: How UNFPA sessions helped her escape early marriage

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

Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

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

New Study on Gender Justice & the Law in the Arab States Region: Challenges persist as Arab Countries advance on Laws affecting Gender Equality

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

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

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 by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day 2018

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

11 July 2018

Balloons, disinfectant, brandy used in attempts to prevent pregnancy

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years ago, world leaders recognized family planning as a human right. Yet safe and reliable forms of contraception remain out of reach for hundreds of millions of... Read more

6 June 2018


MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR    Year on year, millions of women and adolescents in 155 countries and territories have been progressively able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health... Read more

9 May 2018

Celebrating the journey to motherhood

UNITED NATIONS, New York – May is a time for motherhood. Dozens of countries around the world observe Mother’s Day this month, celebrating the strength and beauty of mothers everywhere. The fifth of... Read more

4 February 2018

UNFPA's vision and agenda 2030

Imagine a world where  every pregnancy is wanted  every childbirth is safe and  every young person's potential is fulfilled This is the world we are striving to realize. Our goal is to achieve... Read more