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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.  When crisis strikes, women and girls are disproportionately affected and face increased

7 June 2017

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old. “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his life to serving,

21 April 2017

UNFPA collaborates with Government and NGOs to intensify the efforts towards elimination of GBV

“We systematically engage with state parties during an examination of country reports and encourage them to have consultations with NGOs to elaborate the report. But the collaboration among state parties and NGOs shouldn’t be limited to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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