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2 December 2022
Statement
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Time to close the deep disparities that leave so many persons with disabilities behind

For the 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, bodily autonomy is a right but not always a reality. Too often, persons with disabilities go... Read more

2 December 2022
News
Tsaone Mosweu has not let her genetic eye disorder prevent her from achieving her dreams.

Achieving her dream and promoting rights: journey of a young woman with a disability

Raised by a single mother in the village of Rasesa, Tsaone Mosweu was born with a genetic eye disorder that would impair her vision. “At age 10, I... Read more

30 November 2022
Statement
World AIDS Day

Recommit to equality to address HIV as a major global public health threat

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call to dismantle... Read more

15 November 2022
Press Release
The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022

As the world’s population hits 8 billion people, UN calls for solidarity in advancing sustainable development for all

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, signalling major improvements in public health that have lowered the risk... Read more

11 October 2022
Statement
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl 2022

Today, as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, how many ten-year-old girls are able to look forward to realizing... Read more

11 October 2022
Statement
Sifa, 19, from Quissanga in Mozambique.

Disturbing rise in teenage pregnancy, child marriage, gender-based violence  and HIV infection in adolescent girls in East and Southern Africa ​​– we need to act collectively and with urgency

Girls’ sheer resilience in the face of adversity is cause for celebration this International Day of The Girl Child. While East and Southern Africa... Read more

4 October 2022
News
A generation empowered through sexual and reproductive health information and services. © UNFPA Botswana

2030 ESA COMMITMENT: The Road to Fulfilling the Education, Health, and Well-Being of Adolescents and Young People in Botswana

Early and unintended pregnancy is one of the major challenges faced by many adolescents and young people in Botswana and the East and Southern Africa... Read more

11 July 2022
Statement
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World Population Day statement

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are... Read more

5 July 2022
News
Members of Parliament, representatives from civil society organizations, UNFPA, and SADC PF at the two-day dialogue in Kasane. ©

Parliamentarians Reaffirm Commitment to Advancing SRHR for those furthest left behind.

In May 2022, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with the SADC Parliamentary Forum, the UN Resident Coordinator's Office, and... Read more

29 June 2022
News
Participants from 17 health districts at the Supply Chain Management training © UNFPA Botswana/Priscilla Rabasimane

UNFPA initiates a journey to strengthen Botswana’s Supply Chain Management through training of personnel

UNFPA Botswana and its regional office of East and Southern Africa is on a path to optimize the performance of the Botswana supply chain to ensure... Read more

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