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28 October 2020
Older woman learning to use a computer

Older people regularly visiting UNFPA-supported centres live healthier, longer lives, new study finds

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – A network of 17 Healthy Ageing Centres supported by UNFPA in Bosnia and Herzegovina is having a dramatic positive impact on the health and well-being of older... Read more

21 October 2020
Press Release

Expanding Choices project to promote family-friendly policies launches in Albania

TIRANA, Albania – The project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova” was launched today in Albania by the United Nations... Read more

20 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

11 October 2020

Let's listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the... Read more

8 October 2020

Creating the world that girls need to achieve their dreams

ISTANBUL, Turkey — At age 13, Sesili still has a lot of different ideas about what her future might hold. Her favourite classroom subject is physics, and she says she’s interested in interior and... Read more

1 October 2020
older people exercising

New joint programme supports countries in upholding rights and dignity of older persons during COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the rights and health of older persons, who made up 88 per cent of COVID-19 related deaths in Europe as of August 2020. Through its broader impacts, the... Read more

25 September 2020
Press Release

UNFPA Moldova will support private sector companies and the Government in extending family-friendly policies

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Moldova has launched the project “Expanding Choices: Gender-Responsive Family Policies for the Private Sector in the Western Balkans and Moldova”.... Read more

25 September 2020
Patient consultation on family planning

Increasing access to family planning services in remote villages in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — In the remote villages of Tajikistan’s Temurmalik region, steady work isn’t always easy to come by. Neither are family planning services. “Our family was struggling. I wanted... Read more

23 September 2020

First-ever inclusive art school in Azerbaijan fosters a sense of belonging for people with disabilities

BAKU, Azerbaijan — When Nanakhanum Azimova enrolled at a new school that opened in Baku last year, she was taking a leap of faith. Like many people with disabilities, her experience of school as a... Read more

17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK -- A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25... Read more