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14 April 2014

Conclusions of the 2014 Commission on Population and Development

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the conclusions of the 47th session of the Commission on... Read more

7 April 2014
UNFPA Assistant Representative Lela Bakradze and Minister of Sport and Youth Levan Kipiani.

UNFPA welcomes adoption of youth policy in Georgia

TBILISI – UNFPA’s Assistant Representative in Georgia, Lela Bakradze, welcomed the adoption of a new National Youth Policy by the Georgian Government on 28 March 2014. “The policy fully reflects the... Read more

24 March 2014
Regional Director Heimo Laakkonen

UNFPA's new Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia takes up office

ISTANBUL – Heimo Laakkonen has been appointed as the new Director of UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and arrived in Istanbul in March to assume his new position. “I am... Read more

19 March 2014

Sound of Silence: Dealing with the legacy of sexual violence as a weapon of war

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women often suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict. As targets of sexual violence, they endure unspeakable atrocities on the margins of the world’s battlefields. “... Read more

21 February 2014
Press Release

UNFPA Executive Director visits Georgia

TBILISI - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, visited Georgia on 16-18 February 2014 to... Read more

12 February 2014
Press Release

Development is being derailed by ignoring equality, rights and women's health, UN cautions

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A new report finds that growing inequalities will undo significant gains in health and longevity made over the past 20 years. To sustain these gains, the United Nations... Read more

10 February 2014
Press Release

Turkmenistan to fully cover needs for contraceptives from state budget by 2017

ASHGABAT – Turkmenistan will cover national needs for modern contraceptives and other reproductive health commodities from its state budget by 2017, according to an agreement between the country’s... Read more

3 February 2014

UNFPA Armenia lauded for bringing fight against gender-based violence to the stage

YEREVAN – An interactive theatre play dealing with violence against women and developed with support from UNFPA Armenia has been awarded with an honourable mention in the global competition "End... Read more

23 December 2013

After 18 years of operations in Russia, UNFPA Moscow office to close at year’s end

Video of _UfqD9KIfdo MOSCOW – After 18 years of work focused on promoting sound population policies, access to reproductive health services, and gender equality in the Russian Federation, UNFPA is... Read more

10 December 2013

'The Pathway to Human-Centred Development': Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund: Full enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights can mean the difference between... Read more