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11 February 2021

Not Your Happily Ever After

Guardian angels may be the stuff of fairytales, but girls in the real world need someone on their side, too. Through a UNFPA-run safe space, Hele, an Iraqi teen migrant living in Turkey, was able to... Read more

5 February 2021
Press Release

Determination of Young People’s Well-Being During the Covid-19 Pandemic Research is out

ANKARA – The “Determination of Young People’s Well-Being During the Covid-19 Pandemic” research which was conducted by Youth Approaches to Health Association (Y-PEER Turkey) with the support of... Read more

21 January 2021

“Hearing the world around me is priceless”

ADANA, Turkey - “Hearing the world around me is priceless” says Sene. For two years, she struggled with a severe infection of the ear that prevented her from hearing anything and gave her severe... Read more

11 January 2021

November Dialogues 2020: Adolescence in times of Pandemic

The Report “November Dialogues 2020: Adolescence in Times of Pandemic” is out! The report is the compilation of the presentations and outputs of the “November Dialogues” event which has been held... Read more

11 November 2020
Press Release

Nairobi Summit Anniversary

New York, 12 November 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

10 November 2020

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

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

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