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15 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term care facilities account for up to half of coronavirus deaths in Europe. Among all the heartbreaking statistics that tell the story of

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, stands in solidarity with all those responding to the novel coronavirus: from the

3 March 2020

Azerbaijan adopts Action Plan to combat gender-biased sex selection

The Azerbaijani government approves the Action Plan on prevention of gender-biased sex selection for the period of 2020-2025. The relevant decree to put the plan into the force was recently signed by the Cabinet of Ministers of the country. The Action Plan combines a series of important activities and measures to be implemented


Every year, millions of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them...
This technical brief document, prepared by the UNFPA headquarters, reflects a gender...

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