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14 November 2022
Press Release

Day of 8 Billion

The global population is set to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022. The Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, and the... Read more

11 October 2022
Sifa, 19, from Quissanga in Mozambique.

Disturbing rise in teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence  and HIV infection in adolescent girls in East and Southern Africa ​​– we need to act collectively and with urgency

Girls’ sheer resilience in the face of adversity is cause for celebration this International Day of The Girl Child. While East and Southern Africa... Read more

12 August 2022
International Youth DayInter

Young leaders decode the barriers in which the young people can reach their full potential & create a world for all ages

In celebration of this year's International Youth Day, which is commemorated annually on the 12th August, the UN Youth Theme Group hosted a... Read more

29 June 2022
Press Release

Neglected crisis of unintended pregnancies has lifelong impact, costs health systems billions

Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million worldwide each year, are unintended, explains the State of World Population 2022 report,... Read more

8 April 2022

KwaZulu-Natal Stakeholders collaborate on a Common Agenda to develop a Multisectoral Strategy to Address SRH, HIV, and GBV in Okhahlamba Sub District in Uthukela.

Under the leadership of the Provincial Population Unit, the KZN Department of Social Development held the first multi-stakeholder engagement on 5-6 April 2022 in Okhamlamba. This workshop brought... Read more

7 April 2022

South Africa leads the successful launch of The 'Education Plus' Initiative

The Department of Basic Education and partners joined five United Nations agencies in South Africa –UNAIDS, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women in... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended... Read more

8 March 2022

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

5 January 2022
Press Release

Repositioning HIV prevention to accelerate achievement of the 2025 global AIDS targets

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed some of the hard-won gains in the global HIV response–this was one of the key takeaways at the recent... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release
young woman close up

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now... Read more