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17 October 2018

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 October 2018--The global trend towards smaller families is a reflection of people making reproductive choices to have as few or as many children as they want, when they want. When people lack choice, it can have a long-term impact on fertility rates, often making them higher or lower than what most

19 August 2018

Urgent Efforts Needed to Protect Women and Girls in Crises

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day 2018 Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are available does not necessarily eliminate these risks. A poorly lit

11 July 2018

Family planning is a human right: a message for World Population Day

Statement by Laila Baker, UNFPA Jordan Representative   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.   Family planning is not

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