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10 November 2020
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A Multi-Sector Approach to Health Risks and Consequences of Child, Early, and Forced Marriage

Child marriage is an harmful practice affecting millions of children and especially girls across the world and it must be addressed with a multi-dimensional approach. Although the increased national... Read more

19 August 2020
Statement

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

"Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed. This year, threats to health-care personnel are... Read more

12 August 2020
Statement

Youth Against COVID-19: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem's Statement

"As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to solve problems in their communities. Young people have been frontline... Read more

11 July 2020
Press Release

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

ANKARA, Turkey – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

State of World population Report 2020

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices Harmful practices, such as child marriage, gender-biased sex selection, and female genital mutilation, are inflicted on girls by their... Read more

19 June 2020
News

After tragedy, refugee family finds safety and community in Turkey

KONYA, Turkey – Salimeh was nervous about fleeing from Afghanistan to Turkey as a refugee, but her husband insisted life would be better. They would be safer. They would rise out of poverty. He had... Read more

12 May 2020
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"Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic"

Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities... Read more

6 May 2020
News

Protecting seasonal workers in Turkey’s tent settlements from COVID-19

MERSIN, Turkey – Meryem, a Syrian refugee living in a tent settlement in southern Turkey, says her family struggles to maintain their health under even normal circumstances. Now, with more than 127,... Read more

28 April 2020
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Millions more cases of violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, unintended pregnancy expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic

A clear view of the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is only beginning to take shape, but experts estimate the human cost could be extraordinary. The economic and physical disruptions caused by the... Read more

24 April 2020
News

UNFPA Global Response Plan for COVID-19 Outbreak

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest test that we have faced since the formation of the United Nations”. - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General  The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes... Read more

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