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14 June 2015

United Nations Hosts Melodies of Peace and Development with Lang Lang to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

14 June 2015, Beijing – As part of the commemoration events to mark the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN), the UN System in China today... Read more

23 May 2015

Executive Director's Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Significant gains have been made in improving sexual and reproductive health and advancing reproductive rights since the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. But many... Read more

5 May 2015

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day of the Midwife

Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we stand in solidarity with midwives worldwide and thank them for the life-saving work they do.

29 April 2015
Press Release

UNFPA Provides Humanitarian Aids to 126,000 Pregnant Women Affected by Nepal Quake

Needs are quickly escalating in Nepal, in the aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The most recent UN estimates indicate more than 5,000 have... Read more

25 April 2015

Earthquake in Nepal: Statement by the Executive Director

On behalf of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, I express our deepest sympathy to the people and Government of Nepal following the 7.9... Read more

16 March 2015

Second Round of UNFPA MOOC Scholarship Launched in China on Youth Lens on Sexual and Reproductive Health

March 16, Beijing---Following the successful initiation of the UNFPA MOOC Scholarship on the World Population Day 2014, the United Nations Population... Read more

15 March 2015
Press Release

Fulfilling a Crucial Mandate: UNFPA at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The need for resilient health systems capable of delivering quality sexual and reproductive health, and the crucial role of women in reducing... Read more

13 March 2015

In Disasters, Women Are the Backbone of Resilience

The rising frequency and impact of natural disasters is a clear sign of our changing world. It is also a warning for us to better prepare to reduce... Read more

6 February 2015

Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) violates the human rights and undermines the health and well-being of some 3 million girls each year. More than 130... Read more

29 January 2015
Press Release

2015 REHAM Al-FARRA (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

The Programme was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra... Read more