Tell Congress to Support UNFPA
The new U.S. Administration wants to put funding for UNFPA on the chopping block. Now more than ever, we need to stand with UNFPA and show Congress that Americans support the health, dignity, and rights of women and girls everywhere. Take action by writing to your Members of Congress and tell them not to play politics with women’s lives and support funding for UNFPA. Take Action.
Friends of UNFPA Statement on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Read the statement from Friends of UNFPA on the outcome of the U.S. election. Friends of UNFPA continues to stand by our commitment to the health and dignity of women and girls everywhere. Read the full statement.
UNFPA's 2016 State of the World Population Report
UNFPA’s 2016 State of the World Population report highlights the need to invest in 10-year-old girls and empower them to be agents of change. What the world will look like in 15 years will depend on our doing everything in our power to ignite their potential today. Read more.
On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of Haiti, affecting more than 2.1 million people. Among those most affected are 546,000 women of reproductive age, including over 13,650 pregnant women. UNFPA is on the ground helping to meet the urgent needs of Haitian women and girls in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Donate now.
On Thursday, October 13, Friends of UNFPA honored UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a special reception at the United Nations in recognition of his leadership on behalf of women and girls around the world. The event focused on his many achievements during his tenure, including his spearheading of the Every Woman, Every Child initiative and leading the creation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In attendance with the Secretary-General was his wife, Madame Ban Soon-taek. In his remarks, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin praised the Secretary-General’s work and reflected on their close partnership. Board Chair Minh Ngo made a promise to the Secretary-General that Friends of UNFPA would continue working to make his vision for the empowerment of women and girls everywhere a reality.
In 2015, Friends of UNFPA continued to mobilize resources and action for UNFPA’s lifesaving work. Through the generous commitment of our supporters, and our foundation and corporate partners, Friends of UNFPA raised funds for UNFPA’s core activities including family planning and maternal health. Friends of UNFPA also supported UNFPA’s important humanitarian efforts such as relief work after the Nepal earthquake and the ongoing efforts to rebuild maternal health services after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The outbreak of the Zika virus has disproportionately impacted marginalized and impoverished women. With difficulty accessing contraceptives, women in Zika-affected countries are less able to post-pone pregnancy and avoid serious birth defects such as microcephaly. UNFPA is working to increase access to family planning and reproductive health services. Read More
A total of 6.2 million people impacted by the crisis in North-eastern Nigeria have received UNFPA-supported services, including 1.1 million women who have received sexual and reproductive health care and the safe delivery of over 63,000 children.
Nowhere in the world is the risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth greater than in crisis circumstances like those currently seen Syria, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan. UNFPA's clean delivery kit provides the most basic essentials for safe birth. Donate a life-saving clean delivery kit for only $3 and help deliver hope for a pregnant woman and her baby.
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