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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

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

24 October 2021

Infusing youth engagement with performing arts as a tool for social cohesion

The United Nations delegation led by Ms. Nardos Bekele Thomas and accompanied by members of the UNCT and UN staff, were greeted with melodic musical drums and a vibrant welcome at the KwaMashu... Read more

10 October 2021

UNFPA ensuring Meaningful Youth Participation through successful recruitment and induction of new Youth Advisory Panel 2021- 2024 cohort

UNFPA organised a four-day national orientation workshop following a competitive recruitment of the new cohort of the 2021- 2024 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) programme. The induction session took place... Read more

28 September 2021

District stakeholders roll up their sleeves to address young women and girls’ SRH, HIV and GBV issues in KwaZulu-Natal

After a year of holding virtual meetings, due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, district stakeholders came together around the same table in a memorable face-to- face District Coordination Meeting on 28... Read more