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10 December 2014

Human Rights 365 Days

Today on International Human Rights Day, I applaud human rights defenders across the globe and everyone who participated in the 16 days of activism... Read more

1 December 2014

Universal Human Rights and Access - Key to Ending Aids

Today, on World AIDS Day, I join every person around the world who believes the next generation should be free of HIV and AIDS.

21 November 2014

Men Speaking out to Challenge Gender Stereotypes in China

With support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) China and the French Embassy, China White Ribbon Volunteers Network launched the “Men... Read more

18 November 2014

The 5th China International Maternal & Child Health Development Forum Opens

On November 18, the 5th China International Maternal & Child Health Development Forum and the 2nd Maternal & Child Health Industry Expo were... Read more

11 October 2014

Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence

Today on the International Day of the Girl Child, I join every person around the world who believes that adolescent girls should live free of... Read more

11 July 2014

Investing in Young People Matters for Now and for the Future

The United Nations has set Investing in Young People as the theme of the World Population Day in 2014. The commemorations around the world are... Read more

1 July 2014
Press Release

Development is Being Derailed by Ignoring Equality, Rights and Women's Health, UN Cautions

UNITED NATIONS, New York — A new report finds that growing inequalities will undo significant gains in health and longevity made over the past 20... Read more

3 June 2014
Press Release

Investment in Midwifery Can Save Millions of Lives of Women and Newborns

A report released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund together with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World... Read more

15 May 2014

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

Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, the world community recognized that families, in their various... Read more

6 May 2014
Press Release

Maternal Deaths Continue to Fall, New Data Show

New data from the United Nations reveal that maternal deaths have declined by 45 per cent since 1990. Some 523,000 deaths occurred from complications... Read more