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8 March 2018

Protecting reproductive rights of rural women: a pathway to a more equal world

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018   The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality, including inequalities in sexual and reproductive health. More than 200 million women—many of them poor and living in rural and remote

10 December 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017

Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the foundations that the Declaration provides for the right to sexual and reproductive health, and the growing recognition that these are fundamental human rights. This takes these rights and freedoms to new levels.    

1 December 2017

Uphold the Right to Health for All to End AIDS by 2030 Statement of UNFPA Executive Director for World AIDS Day 2017

One new HIV infection is one too many – and in 2016 there were 1.8 million.   In adopting the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community committed to ending AIDS by 2030. This will only be achieved by ensuring everyone’s right to health. This right is jeopardized when people face stigma and discrimination, and

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