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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.


12 August 2017 - 12 August 2017


International Youth Day

Peace depends on the participation of young people
Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for International Youth Day, 12 August 2017
Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to build the foundation for a just and peaceful world.


11 July 2017 - 11 July 2017


World Population Day

Family planning: empowering people, developing nations

Message for World Population Day 2017 from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Acting Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, 11 July 2017

Every day, vulnerable women, especially those who are poor and are refugees, face social, economic and geographic obstacles to voluntary family planning services and information.