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10 October 2019 - 10 October 2019


World Mental Health Day 2019

Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2019

The mental health consequences of crisis and conflict are serious, yet often overlooked.

Those caught in humanitarian emergencies suffer psychological trauma and invisible wounds as devastating and crippling as any physical harm. Survivors can face long-lasting challenges to their health and well-being, and too often, suffer in silence.


19 August 2019 - 19 August 2019


World Humanitarian Day 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2019

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others

As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call attention to the courage and commitment of women humanitarians who assist people amidst conflict, disasters and displacement.


12 August 2019 - 12 August 2019


International Youth Day 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day, 12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25 years ago at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. In the decades since, we at UNFPA have accompanied countless young people on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.