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13 April 2022

Leaving No One Behind in Botswana’s first digital census

GABORONE, Botswana – Botswana's first digital Population and Housing Census kicked off successfully on Friday 18th March, with the first enumerated household being that of the President of the... Read more

30 March 2022

7 myths about unintended pregnancy debunked

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Half. That is the alarmingly high proportion of pregnancies that girls and women do not deliberately choose. The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of... Read more

7 March 2022

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day   More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For them,... Read more

2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

1 December 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021 As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the... Read more

25 November 2021

Violence in the online world is real, wrong, and it must be stopped

International Day to End Violence against Women  25 November 2021  Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women... Read more

8 November 2021

Government of Botswana and United Nations sign new Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022 – 2026

GABORONE, Botswana- To mark the United Nations (UN) 76th anniversary, the Government of Botswana and United Nations in Botswana on Thursday 4 November signed the United Nations Sustainable... Read more

11 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

International Day of the Girl   Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world.   We... Read more

13 August 2021

Protecting the lives of those who protect us amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

GABORONE, Botswana: To augment the ongoing response by the Ministry of Health & Wellness (MOHW) to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic  in Botswana, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA... Read more

12 August 2021

Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “In my country, youth are used as fuel for war and are pushed into conflicts,” Abdul Hamid Ghalib, now 23, from Yemen, told UNFPA at a Youth Forum in Tunisia. That was two... Read more