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25 November 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022

On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UNFPA stands with its UN partners and the United Nations Secretary-General... Read more

15 November 2022
Press Release

As the world’s population hits 8 billion people, UN calls for solidarity in advancing sustainable development for all

By achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, delivering human rights and leaving no one behind, we can usher in a world where all 8 billion people... Read more

5 November 2022
An older woman sells her handmade crafts in Guangxi province, China. Credit: UNFPA China/Liang Chuncai

Opportunity Sharing for Global Ageing: The Hongqiao International Economic Forum calls for investment in older people to advance the silver economy and support inclusive growth

UNFPA will continue working with its national partners and the international community to identify effective, evidence-based policy and programme... Read more

31 October 2022
©UNFPA China

Building a sustainable social security system that supports gender equality

To ensure that women can age with good health, dignity, skills, and the decision-making power to be able to contribute to society to their fullest... Read more

13 October 2022
©UNFPA China

Reflecting on progress in maternal health in China

Understanding the levels and drivers of maternal mortality cases not only tells us about women's access to and availability of quality... Read more

15 August 2022
Dr. Nafis Sadik

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the passing of Dr. Nafis Sadik

I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of former Executive Director of UNFPA Dr. Nafis Sadik, proud champion of choice and tireless advocate... Read more

12 July 2022
Mr. Yu Xuejun, Vice Minister of the National Health Commission of China

Towards a resilient future for all: Achieving Agenda 2030 in the context of slowing population growth

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous... Read more

11 July 2022
Participants of the World Population Day salon at the UN Compound in Beijing on 28 June 2022. Credit: UNFPA China/Chang Yuan

UNFPA and philanthropic foundations in China celebrate World Population Day by sharing innovative solutions for sustainable development

In the lead up to World Population Day, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency and Yishan organized a salon on the... Read more

11 July 2022
A group of young people from Asia. ©UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Asia-Pacific: Home to more than half of the world's population

In November this year, the world’s population will reach 8 billion. From the world’s most populous countries - China and India - to the world’s... Read more

11 July 2022

World Population Day Statement 2022

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are... Read more