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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... Read more

25 November 2017

Commit to ending gender-based violence by 2030

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017   Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more

17 October 2017
Press Release

The State of World Population 2017

Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns Only about half of the world’s... Read more

11 October 2017

EmPOWER girls: before, during and after crises

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017 Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways.... Read more

1 October 2017

Tapping the talents and contributions of older persons

A new narrative about the role of older persons is in the making—one that acknowledges their potential to contribute to societies and economies.   Yet this potential may be realized only if older... Read more

28 September 2017
Press Release

Parenting for people with spinal cord injuries is the theme of a seminar organized by UNFPA.

   Access to quality information and services is one of the key success factors in improving sexual and reproductive health of people. UNFPA focuses its activities on the needs and expectations of... Read more

11 September 2017

Innovation Day 2017

An "Innovative Day" aimed to develop ideas for strengthening adolescent and youth reproductive health was held on September 9, 2017 by UNFPA in Belarus, with the support of facilitators and... Read more

12 August 2017

Peace depends on the participation of young people

Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2017   Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to... Read more

11 July 2017


Dr. Natalia Kanem Acting Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund 11 July 2017 *** Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor and are refugees, face social,... Read more

29 May 2017

Course “Fundamentals of Demography for Civil Servants” ended in Minsk. Speakers included leading international demography experts.

On May 22 - 26, an introductory training course “Fundamentals of Demography for Civil Servants” was held in Minsk. It was attended by representatives of partner organizations of the project “Support... Read more