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3 October 2017

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General. Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been

19 August 2017

Reproductive health and rights must be protected in crises

Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2017 Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been upended

14 August 2017

Peace depends on the participation of young people

Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2017 Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to build the foundation for a just and peaceful world. Today’s generation of youth has come of age in an era of crisis, conflict and

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