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19 August 2018 - 19 August 2018


World Humanitarian Day

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2018

Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are available does not necessarily eliminate these risks.


12 August 2018 - 12 August 2018


International Youth Day

Let’s Put Young People at the Centre

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day 2018

We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective efforts. Let us embrace young people as active partners on this journey together.


11 July 2018 - 11 July 2018


World Population Day

Family planning is a human right

Message by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for World Population Day, 11 July 2018

Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, on 13 May 1968.