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11 July 2014 - 11 July 2014


World Population Day

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director

Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world’s future. 


11 June 2014 - 13 June 2014

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague: Dialogue on Building Human Capital for Prosperity

Two decades after the adoption of the landmark Cairo Programme of Action by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), and a year before the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, a wealth of material is available in Eastern Europe and Central Asia on the progress that has been made and the gaps that still exist in putting the ICPD agenda and the MDG goals into practice.


23 May 2014 - 23 May 2014


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director

NEW YORK - The theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “Tracking Fistula – Transforming Lives,” reflects an important step forward in eradicating this preventable condition, which affects an estimated two million women and girls in developing countries.