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22 September 2022
A man in a blue shirt sits at a desk. He is holding a baby girl and looking at a stack of papers in his hand.

It’s time to tear down the barriers preventing women and men from having the careers, and number of children, they want

Women across Europe and Central Asia are still widely expected to shoulder much of the unpaid work at home: cleaning, managing the household, caring... Read more

22 September 2022
Press Release
Three women sit in white chairs with their backs to the camera, having a conversation. Behind them, a crowd of people watches.

Well-designed family policies are key for tackling Europe’s demographic woes, speakers say at UNFPA conference

ISTANBUL, 22 September 2022 – Well-designed family policies that benefit women and men are a key element of any successful response to the... Read more

13 September 2022
A woman lays in a hospital bed with her eyes closed. Next to her is a blanket wrapped up around a baby.

Denmark contributes $3.6 million to protect women and girls' health and rights in Ukraine and Moldova

UNITED NATIONS, New York - The Government of Denmark has contributed 25 million Danish Krone (US$3.6 million) to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and... Read more

24 August 2022
Nataliia was four months pregnant when the war started in February 2022.

After six months of war, physical and mental scars ravage generations across Ukraine

“He winces at sharp sounds, maybe as a consequence of the first days after his birth. Why should he have to go through this?” At just 26 years old,... Read more

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