Ensuring rights and choices for all


26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

17 October 2018

Launch of State of World Population report in Namibia

WINDHOEK – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 17 October 2018 launched its flagship State of World Population report titled, “The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition.” The report highlights the fact that reproductive rights, one of the most fundamental rights inherent to all persons

11 October 2018

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl   We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better. Let’s give them the chance. Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to adulthood. Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy force millions



Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once...
The primary objective of this study is to assess Namibia’s prospects for harnessing the...

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