At high-level UN meeting, Afghan women call for support

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “My country is in a humanitarian crisis,” said Yalda Royan, an Afghan women’s rights advocate. She spoke ahead of a high-level meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, held at the United Nations on Monday. “Eighteen million Afghans are in need of humanitarian aid, the majority…

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Sailing to safety: UNFPA midwife performs miraculous boat delivery

An Incredible Journey One morning in July 2021, Zilkee was surprised when a panicked man burst into the health complex. “A pregnant woman is doing a delivery in a boat. Please come and help her,’’ he yelled. Zilkee is a midwife in the remote Bandarban District of Bangladesh….

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Tracking contraceptives improves health services and choice in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda – When Isirimu Margret got pregnant at 16, her hope to continue her studies vanished. She dropped out of school, married her partner, and had a child. So when the chance to obtain family planning counseling at her local health facility, supported by UNFPA, arose, she took…

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News & Reports

Reproductive health supplies airlifted into quake-shattered Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK – UNFPA and partner agencies have airlifted more than 125 tons of life-saving supplies to earthquake-shattered parts of Haiti. The 7.2-magnitude
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Can family planning reduce poverty? These women think so.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, decades of progress were reversed in the effort to eliminate extreme poverty. Women were hit particularly hard, with
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Survivors of sexual violence in conflict, no matter what

This story contains accounts and descriptions of sexual violence, including toward children. Please use caution when reading and sharing.  Women’s bodies
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A new partnership between Friends of UNFPA and FreeWill

Click here to establish your vision for the future. We at Friends of UNFPA are so appreciative of your ongoing
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Haiti’s Most Recent Earthquake Puts Women and Girls at Risk

On August 14, 2021, a massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Haiti, killing nearly 2,000 and injuring thousands more. The coming days will likely bring more
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What We All Lose When Menstruation Myths Win

Shortfalls in comprehensive reproductive and sexual health education threaten the lives of women and girls. The COVID-19 pandemic’s toll on gender
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Compounding Crises: The State of the World’s Most Dire Humanitarian Crises

The political climate–and actual climate–of a humanitarian crisis can change at any moment. It can be extremely difficult to imagine life as someone living through
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UNFPA’s Ongoing Work in Yemen

The world’s worst humanitarian crisis has been unfolding in Yemen for the past six years. Medicine and midwives are scarce.
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No Discrimination in Parenthood, No Matter What

Every person has the right to decide if, when, and with whom they want to have children. At UNFPA, we work tirelessly to ensure this right
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Supporter Spotlight: Jacob Onufrychuk

For Jacob Onufrychuk, Chair of the Board of Friends of UNFPA, the decision to support UNFPA is intellectual and emotional.
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Stories From the Field

She Can Plan

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Because Everyone Counts: Universal vital registration to leave no one behind

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DURBAN DECLARATION AND PROGRAMME OF ACTION 20th Anniversary of the Adoption

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Tentative workplan first regular session 2022

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Albania CPD [2022-2026] (DP/FPA/CPD/ALB/5)

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Report of the first regular session 2021 (DP/2021/12)

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Menstrual health

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Decisions adopted by the Executive Board during 2021 (DP/2022/2)

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Tigray: Women and girls bear significant costs of Ethiopian conflict

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Rising from the ashes: A Yemen family's new home

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Videos

Aroud The World with Dennia Gayle from UNFPA Ethiopia

Dennia Gayle, UNFPA’s Country Representative in Ethiopia spoke with Roger Nokes, Friends of UNFPA’s Communications Director, on what motivates her,
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