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15 July 2019

UNFPA Representative pays courtesy call to Denmark Embassy

The purpose of the visit was to update the embassy on the work of UNFPA in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, and Eswatini and to thank Denmark for being the 4th overall donor to UNFPA in 2018... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

21 May 2019

Young people advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights interventions and Universal Health Coverage

UTHUKELA DISTRICT, South Africa—Young people face many obstacles to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, and they must work with government and partners to rectify this. “We know you have... Read more

10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019—The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more

18 January 2019

Youth voices: Acting to end the stigma of homelessness and menstruation in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Imagine, on a day when you had your period, if you had to choose between buying food or pads. What would your priority be? This difficult decision is a reality for homeless... Read more

25 November 2018

Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and... Read more

15 November 2018

The Elimination of Gender- Based Violence in Institutions of Higher Learning: Moving the agenda forward

Building on the momentum and discussions from the recently convened Presidential National Gender and Femicide Summit, the forum sought to address gender-based violence (GBV) institutions. It also... Read more

9 November 2018

Manufacturing condoms in Africa: an urgent health and economic priority

As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more

26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more