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22 August 2022
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World Humanitarian Day Statement

World Humanitarian Day Statement

Around the world, there are multiple intersecting and complex crises affecting humankind – from conflict to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, from... Read more

26 July 2022
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(left to right) Joseph Tabago, UNICEF Syria Partnerships Manager, Dr. Himyar Abdulmoghni, UNFPA Syria Representative a.i., Ramla

Italy contributes €2.5 million to support vulnerable communities in Homs with enhanced access to safe water, sanitation services and livelihoods

“The Government of Italy is committed to support area-based interventions, working together with UN Agencies; funding joint programmes focused on... Read more

12 July 2022
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World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress.

World Population Day Statement 2022

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

12 July 2022
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Together, we have the power to create a more peaceful and prosperous future.

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

New York, 11 July, 2022 – The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to the World Population Prospects 2022... Read more

22 June 2022
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#ThisIsNotNormal

#ThisIsNotNormal: A UNFPA campaign to disrupt the risks of gender-based violence becoming normal

Cairo, June 19, 2022 — On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive... Read more

21 June 2022
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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

When wars begin, so does the terror and devastation of sexual violence. The bodies of women and girls become battlefields. Rape is used as a weapon... Read more

23 May 2022
Statement
REGIONAL HIGH-LEVEL MEETING ON YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region

Statement by Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Dr. Khalida Bouzar, UN Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator and... Read more

12 May 2022
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Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist

Killing of women and girls must stop

Cairo, May 11, 2022 - Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine, lost her life while covering the events... Read more

5 May 2022
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Global health systems must invest in midwives

When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in knee-high water, delivered twins to a... Read more

5 May 2022
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Midwives’ role goes beyond childbirth: Let's empower them

Sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) is an essential component of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Arab... Read more

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