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1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017


International Day of Older Persons

Tapping the talents and contributions of older persons

Statement of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2017

A new narrative about the role of older persons is in the making—one that acknowledges their potential to contribute to societies and economies.


21 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

Warsaw, Poland

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Side Event

More action and stronger commitments needed to prevent violence against women in OSCE region, international organizations and civil society say

On 21 September, the OSCE Gender Section, UN Women and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, brought together experts, participating States and civil society to discuss and identify successful approaches to the prevention of violence against women at an event held on 21 September 2017 in Warsaw.


19 August 2017 - 19 August 2017


World Humanitarian Day

Reproductive health and rights must be protected in crises

Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2017

Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been upended by wars, conflicts or natural disasters, cannot enjoy these rights.