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14 April 2021
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When sex is work

“Knowing that I have a say and that I’m in control of my own body, I really only learned those things after becoming a sex worker,” Liana explained through a translator in Indonesia. By now, Liana is... Read more

6 April 2021
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Official opening ceremony kicks off course on demographic resilience for CIS countries

A two-month intensive course on “Demographic resilience of the CIS countries” that will bring together 82 policymakers and civil servants from around the region with the support of UNFPA was launched... Read more

6 April 2021
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A publication on reproductive health for women with disabilities is published in Braille

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – In a win for inclusion, a reproductive health publication for women with disabilities has been published in Braille for the visually impaired. “A matter of importance: your... Read more

21 March 2021
Statement

Statement in response to Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

UNFPA joins the United Nations in Turkey in expressing deep concern about Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, Europe’s primary international treaty to prevent violence against women,... Read more

18 March 2021
Press Release

COVID-19 created unexpected opportunities for depopulating countries of South-East Europe – new UNFPA brief

ISTANBUL, 18 March 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has created unexpected opportunities, even in rural areas, for the countries of South-East European struggling with population decrease, according to a... Read more

18 March 2021
News

Rural-urban collaboration gives new life to once-dying Serbian village

VRMDZA, Serbia — Until a few years ago, there was nothing to distinguish Vrmdza from a thousand other dying Serbian villages. Though picturesque and historic, it had an ageing population and was at... Read more

18 March 2021
News

Better economic prospects draw Bulgarian professionals back home amid COVID-19 pandemic

SOFIA – While living abroad for more than two decades, Sava Savov, 43, remembered his home country of Bulgaria as “poor, corrupt, dangerous and bleak.” He and his wife had left during the difficult... Read more

15 March 2021
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UNFPA-supported training course on demography and population dynamics enhances regional dialogue between policymakers from CIS countries

The second round of advanced training courses on population and development kicked off today with the participation of 26 public servants, representatives of academic institutions and policymakers... Read more

5 March 2021
News

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s demographic troubles are real, but it’s not too late to reverse course

By: John Mosoti The presentation of our new population projections for Bosnia and Herzegovina last December sent shock waves through the country. The main message reported in the media was that if... Read more

24 February 2021
Press Release

Supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova teams up with UNFPA to end the stigma around women’s bodies and health

New York, 24 February 2021 - Supermodel, philanthropist and impact investor, Natalia Vodianova was today appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

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