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As much as anniversaries celebrate what came before, this year’s United Nations Day—marking the Charter of the United Nations entering into force—focuses on what lies ahead. In January, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saw the seventy-fifth anniversary as a chance to engage people across the globe in a conversation about the world’s challenges and the United Nations’ role in meeting those challenges....
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A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well, statistics can advance sustainable development, identifying those at risk of being left behind. We celebrate World Statistics Day at a moment when reliable and timely data are needed more than ever before. Fortunately, tech...
Annual Report
The year 2019 was a special one for UNFPA as we marked the 25th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo and 50 years of UNFPA! This double anniversary created a platform to spotlight sexual and reproductive health and rights as the world reflected on the progress towards the fulfilment of the Cairo Promise.. In 1994, at the ICPD conference – crucial resolutions...