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8 March 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and security. It’s not just

CANADIAN MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LA FRANCOPHONIE VISITS UNFPA SUPPORTED CLINIC IN JORDAN

23 February 2017

Supporting the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan through good partnership

Amman, February 23, 2017 – “Tell me what is your greatest difficulty?” asked the Minister of Development and La Francophonie Cooperation, Marie-Claude Bibeau  to a group of Syrian refugee women at a UNFPA-supported clinic in Sweileh, north of Amman today. Rachel Harder, member of the Parliament of Canada and Peter MacDougall,

11 October 2016

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to

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