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12 November 2020
Statement
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,... Read more
20 October 2020
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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... Read more
9 October 2020
Statement
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... Read more
15 September 2020
News
Marjorie Elijah is a procurement officer with the Medical Supplies, Procurement and Distribution Branch (MSPDB) of the National Department of Health. After working with MSPDB for just one year, the... Read more
4 September 2020
News
Two doctors stand in front stacks of PPE, in a warehouse packed with boxes of support from around the world. They are two of many health care professionals in Papua New Guinea for whom these boxes... Read more
25 April 2018
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Mendi, Papua New Guinea – When a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the remote Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea on February 26, Julian Ako, just 18 years old, was heavily... Read more
8 March 2018
Statement
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality,... Read more
8 March 2018
Statement
THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY New York, 8 March 2018 We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have... Read more
13 February 2018
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New UN Resident Coordinator for PNG, Gianluca Rampolla, with Autonomous Bougainville Government Minister for Community Development, Josephine Getsi, upon arrival into Buka. © N. Turner/UNDP
Buka – The new United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Papua New Guinea (PNG), Gianluca Rampolla, is currently visiting the Autonomous Region of Bougainville together with a delegation from the... Read more
6 February 2018
Statement
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta H. Fore and UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation NEW YORK, 6 February... Read more

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