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4 April 2017

Statement by UNFPA on U.S. Decision to Withhold Funding

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 4 April 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This decision is based on the erroneous claim that UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive

6 February 2017

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. It increases the risk of deadly complications during pregnancy, labor and childbirth, endangering both mother and child.  It robs girls of their autonomy and violates their human rights. It reflects

5 December 2016

Agreement signed on financing of a women’s and girl’s empowerment project

UNFPA signed a co-financing agreement with the Italian Government on December 2 on a project entitled “Economic and Social Empowerment and Protection of Women and Girls from Harmful Traditional Practices.” The project which is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation will be implemented in four districts in the

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The Joint Programme, “A Rights-Based Approach to Adolescents and Youth Development in Ethiopia” aims to contribute to improved development of adolescents and young people by promoting rights relating to HIV/AIDS, sexual

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