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24 October 2020
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Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations

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... Read more

20 October 2020
Statement

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

11 October 2020
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Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020   It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of... Read more

2 October 2020
News

Karabo Bosena’s tale of giving birth during a world pandemic!

GABORONE, Botswana—The experience of pregnancy and childbirth comes with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and anxiety. For first time moms, this experience also comes with fear. Fear of the... Read more

11 September 2020
News

We shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed of menstruation, a normal and essential process

SELOKOLELA, Botswana—Kenathata Moisakamo was too ashamed to tell her parents that she had started menstruating because of her peers’ stories that periods indicate when a girl becomes sexually active... Read more

17 July 2020
News

Much more needs to be done in ending Gender Based Violence in Botswana

GABORONE, Botswana- The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs,  Honorable Anna Mokgethi officially launched the 2020 State of World Population (SWOP) report on the 16 July in... Read more

30 June 2020
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Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

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