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4 October 2017
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
3 October 2017
News
TBILISI, Georgia — The institutionalization of sexual and reproductive health in national action plans and in medical and post-graduate curricula in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region has... Read more
29 September 2017
News
Georgian reproductologist Jenaro Kristesashvili
TBILISI, Georgia — “People are surprised that I’m still so active. But I don’t consider myself to be elderly,” says Jenaro Kristesashvili, age 77, a reproductologist in Tbilisi, Georgia. “I never... Read more
22 September 2017
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Engaging men to fight GBV in Azerbaijan
IMISHLI, Azerbaijan — In the small, remote villages around Imishli district, gender-based violence is largely thought of as a private matter. The stigma around the issue keeps many people from... Read more
8 September 2017
Statement
KYRGYZSTAT signing ceremony
UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA and the Russian Federation today signed a landmark agreement on an initiative that aims to improve the data and analysis needed to implement national policies in the... Read more
29 August 2017
News
Y-PEER volunteers in Turkmenistan
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan — Eziz, 15, was full of insecurities and concerns about his future when he called a local teen hotline last year. He had also started smoking due to peer pressure at school.... Read more
25 August 2017
News
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — When Vildana Imamović was a child going to school, only boys got to play football in gym class, not girls. So while her peers in other countries were hitting the... Read more
26 July 2017
News
Mother with her newborn daughter in Albania
SHKODËR, Albania ­— Health-care professionals at regional maternity hospitals in Albania are taking a hard look at how they handle cases of severe complications in pregnancy and childbirth, drawing... Read more
24 July 2017
News
ISTANBUL — Canoeing, hiking and nights around the campfire are staples of the summer-camp experience. But another activity proved equally popular with adolescent campers in the Geok Dere mountains... Read more
13 July 2017
News
Members of the Inter-religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina
SARAJEVO — For many of the uncounted survivors of sexual violence during the 1992–1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the trauma they suffered is compounded to this day by the stigma they still face... Read more

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