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11 July 2021

STATEMENT: The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

Message from the Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Video of Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem’s Message on World Population Day For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies. Although we have yet to get a full

Bodily autonomy

20 May 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Bodily autonomy, a fundamental right of women and girls in Thailand and globally

Landmark UNFPA report is a rallying cry for countries and societies to strengthen rights and choices for all. Thailand showcases integrated mechanism in upholding bodily autonomy and gender equality for adolescent girls.   Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether or not to have sex

5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities. They deserve our respect and gratitude, but that is not enough.  Midwives deserve greater


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