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12 August 2022
Volunteer Catalina Neghina shows her former teacher Elena Gobjila how to get online using her mobile phone.

Bridging digital and generational divides in Moldova

Last year, retired teacher Elena Gobjila returned to the classroom. But this time, she was the student. Under the patient tutelage of Catalina... Read more

9 August 2022
Red Cross volunteers discuss logistics at the mobile gynaecological clinic in Sveti Nikole municipality, North Macedonia

Mobile health clinics save lives in North Macedonia

“Ever since a routine check-up at the mobile gynaecological clinic, I’ve been living a second life”, said Svetlana Milić, a 65 year-old housewife... Read more

25 July 2022
A father kneels in the grass while playing with his three daughters

UNFPA promotes engaged fatherhood and paternity leave in the Western Balkans and Moldova

“One day, my little girl was given a task by the teacher to draw her dream,” said Gjergj Figuri, from Albania. “I asked her, “What is your dream?” and she said, “to go out for a walk with my family... Read more

11 July 2022
A world of 8 billion: 8 ways countries can manage demographic change successfully

A world of 8 billion: 8 ways countries can manage demographic change successfully

Later this year, the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion -- another milestone in the rapid growth of the number of people on this planet. But as the world is preparing to hit this... Read more

8 July 2022

World Population Day statement

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous... Read more

6 July 2022
Florence Bauer, UNFPA’s Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Florence Bauer appointed new UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

ISTANBUL – Florence Bauer has been appointed as UNFPA’s Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and has assumed her new functions. "I'm excited to join UNFPA and lead the Regional... Read more

30 June 2022
Olga rests with her new daughter after delivering her via caesarean section at the maternity hospital in Balti.

Ukrainian refugees in Moldova guaranteed access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services

KYIV, Ukraine – “I caught the last evacuation train out. The next day, the station was bombed.” Katya is still haunted by the very different turn her life could have taken. At seven months pregnant,... Read more

29 June 2022
Father’s Day in Kyiv. Photo: UNFPA Ukraine/Andrii Kriepkyh.

Father Schools promote good parenting in Eastern Europe

“At Father School, we learn what responsible parenting is,” said Ionat Chintea. “How to educate our children, and how we can combat gender stereotypes that ultimately can lead to violence.” Mr.... Read more

17 June 2022

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem 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... Read more

17 June 2022
A young father is sitting on a bench in a park in Moldova holding his baby

A young father discovers the joy of parenting as Moldova aims to extend paternity leave

“The joy of being a father starts with equal participation alongside the mother in taking care of the child.” Adrian Băluțel is 29 years old, the father of a four-month baby boy and a Member of... Read more