UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


Syrian midwife Shatha Al Mostafa

2 May 2017

Heroic midwives save lives amid Syria's chaos

GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Midwife Shatha Al Mostafa started her career at the most difficult time possible – amid the escalating violence, insecurity and human rights abuses in her home country, Syria. Since graduating from midwifery school two years ago, she has practiced in hospitals and health centres under bombardment, and seen

24 April 2017

Apply now to join regional consultation on youth, peace and security

Recent studies in the region have identified increasing youth challenges. These include low levels of employment and enterprise development, which have strong links to migration trends; inadequate supply of vocational education and leadership development training required to match private sector needs; limited engagement and

Taekwondo champion Farida Azizova

19 April 2017

Taekwondo champion fights gender inequality in Azerbaijan

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAKU, Azerbaijan – “As you know, in this society, we have problems with equality between men and women,” said Farida Azizova, a 21-year-old taekwondo champion from Azerbaijan. She knows all too well the barriers women face. “I would say that in all types of sports, you will rarely see girls, maybe 5 to


Sports and gender equality
Sports and gender equality
Let's change the story - How we can end violence against women in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Let's change the story
Moldovans speak out about ageing
Moldovans speak out about ageing
UNFPA in the Kyrgyz Repbulic
UNFPA in the Kyrgyz Repbulic
Ending violence against women & girls
Ending violence against women & girls


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A summary of data on young people’s lives in CIS countries
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