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17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... Read more

19 August 2020
News

How humanitarian crises like drought in Namibia increase girls’ vulnerability to unplanned pregnancy

GOBABIS, Namibia—Life has not been kind to Julien Konjak, 17. Since she gave birth at the age of 16, the negative response of her friends and community has been depressing for her. Her situation has... Read more

12 August 2020
News

Namibia marks International Youth Day 2020

WINDHOEK, Namibia  ̶ Today, the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service and commemorated International Youth Day 2020, under the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action” with young women of... Read more

15 July 2020
News

Teenage mother tells her story

WINDHOEK, Namibia - “Young girls, please focus on your education and stay away from relationships that will not benefit you but bring you challenges and delays from achieving your dreams,” advises 19... Read more

30 June 2020
News

UNFPA donates PPE to support Namibian Government’s COVID-19 response

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) on 29 May 2020 in support of Namibia’s national response to COVID-19... Read more

30 June 2020
News

UNFPA Namibia holds virtual press conference to launch State of World Population Report

WINDHOEK, Namibia – UNFPA Namibia today held a virtual press conference to launch the 2020 State of World Population report, titled ‘Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK—Every year,... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

19 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective... Read more

15 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

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