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8 February 2021
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Ministry of Health Kurdistan, UNFPA open COVID-19 isolation unit at Soran maternity hospital

8 February 2021; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - The Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government through the Directorate of Health in Erbil, with support from UNFPA opened a COVID-19... Read more

8 February 2021
Statement
Silence and inaction are not an option

Silence and inaction are not an option - Female Genital Mutilation continues to risk the lives of girls and women

By Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab States Regional Director A year ago, I had higher expectations and brighter hope that no more girls will die due to Female Genital Mutilation. I then believed no... Read more

6 February 2021
Statement

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Only united, concerted and well-funded action can end this human rights violation  Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2021 UNFPA Executive... Read more

16 December 2020
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UNFPA will continue to promote the rights of women and young people with disabilities to enjoy equal opportunities

Ministry of Health in Kurdistan, UNFPA open the disability-friendly reproductive health facilities in Erbil Governorate

16 December 2020; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - The Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government, through the Directorate of Health in Erbil, with UNFPA and in collaboration with the... Read more

11 December 2020
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Iraq launches Youth, Peace & Security Coalition

11 December 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the 2250 UN Security Council Resolution, Iraq launched the National Coalition for Youth, Peace, Security, under the... Read more

10 December 2020
Statement
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

9 December 2020
News

Seek Support, it is your right: Call a Hotline

What is GBV? Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its survivors, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Survivors of violence can suffer sexual and... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

1 December 2020
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UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia speaking at the conference

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA reaffirm commitment to the ICPD promises

1 December 2020; Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning and UNFPA organised yesterday a conference to reaffirm Iraq’s commitment to the programme of action of the Nairobi Summit in 2019 which... Read more

1 December 2020
News
British Minister, Ambassador, UNFPA Meet Youth at Ministry of Youth & Sports

British Minister, Ambassador, UNFPA Meet Youth at Ministry of Youth & Sports

British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly and British Ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, met on 30 November with a group of young people, women survivors of... Read more

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