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17 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK—A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 stay... 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

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

21 April 2020

UNFPA alongside its beneficiaries to warn against Covid-19

On Friday April 10th, 2020, UNFPA organized dignity kits distribution to 350 vulnerable women and girls of reproductive age quarantined in Makombe site, in Rumonge Province (South of Burundi). The... Read more

27 September 2019
Celebration of ICPD 25th Anniversary in Burundi

Celebration of ICPD 25th Anniversary in Burundi

"I had a very bad company and my two great friends fell pregnant early; I was scared, I did not want to live the same experience", shared Noëlla Miburo, a 19-year-old girl living at Buye in Ngozi... Read more

5 August 2019

25 Years of ICPD, what's changed in Burundi? Parliamentarians discussed on it

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has organized with the Burundi Parliament a debate to analyze the implementation of the commitments of the International Conference on Population and... Read more

24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

23 May 2019

After 40 years of suffering and shame because of fistula, finally a respite

Marguerite Sindabakwira has suffered 40 years from Obstretic Fistula. She endured pain,shame,stigma,isolation before she could go to ​​​​Urumuri Center for surgery. Photo UNFPA Burundi/Queen... Read more

23 January 2019
Press Release

The Nairobi Summit to Advance the ICPD Programme of Action

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 January 2019—The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced the convening of a high-level conference to advance the... Read more

9 November 2018

When UNFPA saves lives in synergy with other UN Agencies in Burundi

In order to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled, UNFPA works in synergy with other partners to achieve this goal... Read more