Ensuring rights and choices for all


10 May 2020

Global response to COVID-19 must address rights and needs of women and girls

On Mother's Day, the heads of UNFPA and OCHA take a gender lens to the global response to COVID-19 and explain what's at stake for billions of women facing the pandemic.

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020

5 May 2020

Opening Remarks of Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi, UNFPA China Representative at the Meeting to Mark International Day of the Midwife organized by CMCHA

As we commemorate the International day of the Midwife, we also wish to call upon governments and policy makers to implement conducive workforce policies and create an enabling environment for midwives to practice their...


Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and...
UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Guidance Document