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1 October 2020

Older people regularly visiting healthy ageing centres live healthier, longer lives, new study finds

Sarajevo, 1 October 2020 – On the occasion of 1 October, the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) would like to remind governments and the general public of... Read more

21 September 2020

Youth activism on the International Day of Peace

Sarajevo, 21 September 2020 - The UN General Assembly in 1981 declared 21 September as International Day of Peace, devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, stability, and prosperity. This year,... Read more

24 August 2020

Safe motherhood during a pandemic: COVID-19 and sexual and reproductive health

By: John Kennedy Mosoti, UNFPA Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina The COVID-19 pandemic has left a trail of devastation in its wake: health systems overwhelmed, economies in a downward spiral... Read more

20 August 2020

On World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA applauds real-life superheroes

In Nepal, Mitraminu Dhakal provides care to pregnant women, new mothers and newborns. UNITED NATIONS, New York – Communities around the world are under siege – by the COVID-19 pandemic, violence,... Read more

12 August 2020

Statement by UNFPA Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, John Kennedy Mosoti, on the occasion of the International Youth Day

Sarajevo, 12 August 2020 – August 12 marks the annual celebration of International Youth Day, and this year we are marking it at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, witnessing young people’s... Read more

10 August 2020

Youth Peace Lab Winning Ideas

Mosaic Foundation together with the UNFPA and the British Embassy Sarajevo, opened on the 1st of August the Peace Laboratory invite to which 124 great ideas applied! After the first selection, the... Read more

15 July 2020

Young boys and men who are growing up ‘on the move’ are given opportunities for informal education

On the occasion of 15 July, World Youth Skills Day, the education and training needs of migrants should not be forgotten  The European Union, UNFPA, IOM and partners are continuing to work together... Read more

10 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 11 July 2020   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

30 June 2020

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, ISTANBUL--Every year... Read more

19 June 2020

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 security... Read more