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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.


30 July 2019 - 30 July 2019


World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2019

Trafficking in persons exploits the most vulnerable among us, those often already disadvantaged and marginalized, including refugees and migrants. No country is immune.

More than 70 percent of human trafficking victims are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 are sexually exploited. This must cease.