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20 October 2016
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10 facts about 10-year-old girls

The State of World Population 2016 10 facts about 10-year-old girls 1.  There are approximately 60 million 10-year-old girls today. About 35 million of them live in countries with high levels of... Read more

20 October 2016
Press Release

Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies

 UNFPA State of World Population 2016 Investing in 10-year-old girls could yield huge demographic dividend, pump billions into national economies Girls are less likely than boys to complete... Read more

17 October 2016
Statement

UNFPA Executive Director's statement for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2016

Access to quality sexual and reproductive health care can help end extreme poverty Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Eradication of... Read more

12 October 2016
Press Release

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out... Read more

21 September 2016
News

Statement attributable to Massimo Diana, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordination a.i. for Syria, and Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis

The United Nations in Syria expresses its deep sorrow and mourning for the loss of life of humanitarian colleagues, struck by attacks last night while delivering life-saving assistance to civilians... Read more

18 August 2016
Press Release

Message of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity.   We share a common responsibility to reach those furthest... Read more

12 August 2016
Press Release

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for International Youth Day

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families,... Read more

15 July 2016
News

Saving the lives of Syrian women and adolescent girls

Across Syria, the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time in the region, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA- Syria continues to provide lifesaving supplies, care and support to... Read more

11 July 2016
Press Release

Investing in teenage girls for a more just, stable and peaceful world

The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities... Read more

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