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15 May 2020

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term... Read more

6 May 2020

Youth Barometer – an online talk show kicks off in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - While state of emergency remains in place throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNFPA started Youth Barometer, an online weekly talk-show... 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

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

Women leaders rise in solidarity to save lives and protect livelihoods

“Rise for All” calls on all leaders to meet the human crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and fully fund the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund New York, 27 April 2020 – Supporting the UN Secretary-... Read more

7 April 2020

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

27 March 2020

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, stands in... Read more

21 March 2020

Safe Delivery - Even Now UNFPA Coronavirus Disease (COVID- 19) Global Response Appeal

March - April 2020 requirements: US$67,500,000 The Novel Coronavirus was designated a "public health emergency of international concern" on 30 January 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  ... Read more

20 March 2020

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

12 March 2020

At the Women and Girls Centre, Our Corner, I Found Myself

BIHAC, Bosnia and Herzegovina - A few years ago, Zeyneb *, a 33-year-old Iranian woman, started a long journey with her mother in search of a better life. After her parents divorced, Zeyneb’s mother... Read more