Ensuring rights and choices for all


12 November 2020

One year after Nairobi, the march continues towards rights and choices for all

New York/Bangkok, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations, international financial institutions and the private sector are stepping up political, financial and in-kind support for programmes

20 October 2020

World Statistics Day: Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day  A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well, statistics can advance sustainable development,

9 October 2020

Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere. We have long known there are inseparable links between mental and physical health; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated


UNFPA’s approach to upholding the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of...
The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating the risk of violence against women and girls....

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