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26 April 2017

UNFPA announced as winner in the 21st Annual Webby Awards

Announced on behalf of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, we are honoured and humbled that UNFPA has won the Webby People's Voice Award and received more votes than any other... Read more

5 April 2017

The Deputy Minister of Social Development visits UNFPA offices at Metropark House in Pretoria

Last year on a bright Sunday morning on the 28 August, the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Honourable Hendrietta Bogopane- Zulu, convened a girl’s assembly in the rural Mareetsane village of... Read more

4 April 2017

Eastern Cape Domesticating SDGs for a Sustainable future

On the 24th and 25th March 2017 UNFPA South Africa, in partnership with the Eastern Cape Socio- Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC) and the Office of the Premier (OTP), supported a high level... Read more

3 April 2017

South Africa launches the Multi- Drug Resistance-Tuberculosis (MRD- TB) 9 month regimen and The National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB & STIs 2017 - 2022

On the 31 March 2017, a high level- launch of the new MDR-TB 9 month regimen and the National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB & STIs (NSP) was held at The Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein. The MDR- TB... Read more

6 February 2017

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030   It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a... Read more

20 October 2016

2016 State of the World Population report

UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin On the Occasion of the Launch of The State of World Population 2016 Welcome to the release of The State of World Population 2016, published by UNFPA, the... Read more

11 October 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never gone to school.... Read more

11 October 2016

International Day of the Girl Child 2016 at Bhekathina High School

On Tuesday, 11 October 2016, the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) under the United Nations Population Fund commemorated International Day of the Girl Child at Bhekathina High School, in Estcourt... Read more

4 October 2016

iloveLife Clinic Locator Launch

An innovative and creative mobile platform for young people,, was launched today, 4 October 2016, in Madzikane Ka Zulu Memorial Hospital in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape. With... Read more

1 October 2016

Statement of the Executive Director on International Day of Older Persons

The Transformative Force of Population Ageing   Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21st century – represents both a cause for celebration and a challenge. To ensure that... Read more