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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.


23 May 2018 - 23 May 2018


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

It is time we end the needless suffering caused by fistula, in keeping with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.