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12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2020   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people... Read more

22 July 2020

UNFPA handed-over equipment to police departments

UNFPA today handed-over office equipment, furniture and supplies to the Children and Women units of two Addis Ababa City Administration sub-city police departments. The support which was provided... Read more

11 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

30 June 2020

The State of World Population 2020: Against my will: defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality

  Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem    Imagine a girl. She’s 12 years old. She loves school. Her teacher says she has a gift for math. Then one morning, when she wakes up, her... Read more

15 June 2020

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

12 May 2020

UNFPA supported provision of PPE to vulnerable youth as COVID-19 response

UNFPA supported the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to more than 500 adolescents and youth as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The support was coordinated with the... Read more

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020   As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. New York, USA, 27 April 2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the... Read more

27 April 2020

Midwives continue to perform lifesaving functions amid COVID-19

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Genet Azmach is a senior midwife and head of the Delivery Case Team at the Kotebe Health Center where she has been serving for the past 8 years. She has been providing... Read more

15 April 2020

Grappling with the COVID-19 challenge while ensuring safe delivery

The latest report by the Federal Ministry of Health indicates that Ethiopia’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now more than 80. Midwives are among the frontline health workforce grappling with the... Read more