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24 October 2020
A young woman advocates to end female genital mutilation and other harmful practices in Somalia. © UNFPA Somalia

The future we want for women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 24 October, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible... Read more

20 October 2020
Photo courtesy: Ministry of Planning - 2020

Improving lives, one statistic at a time: Government of Iraq and UNFPA Celebrate World Statistics Day

20 October 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When... Read more

19 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

11 October 2020
Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq

Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq

11 October marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls’ empowerment, fulfilment of girls’ rights and solving challenges that they face. This year, the global theme is “My... Read more

10 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of... Read more

7 October 2020

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

30 September 2020
Women and Girls’ Treatment and Support Centre offers specialized, sensitive care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. © UNFPA/Khetam Malkawi

Survivors of sexual violence need healing and justice even amid pandemic, leaders assert

UNITED NATIONS, New York/DOHUK, Iraq – Nearly 1,000 delegates convened at a virtual United Nations event yesterday to urge action to end sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings.... Read more

15 September 2020
UNFPA advocates for a comprehensive approach for the development of young people.

Building Youth-Focused partnerships to advance Iraq’s Commitments at the ICPD; The Ministry of Youth and Sports assumes leadership

15 September 2020; Baghdad, Iraq -  The Ministry of Youth and Sports, in coordination with UNFPA, held a meeting to follow up on the Iraq’s commitments at the International Conference on Population... Read more

10 September 2020
Press Release
© 2020/Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq/UNFPA Iraq Photo

The Ministries of Planning, Health, and UNFPA begin the Rapid Assessment of COVID-19 impact on reproductive health services in Iraq

10 September 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - The Ministry of Planning and Health in the Federal Government and Kurdistan Regional Government, with the support of UNFPA, began on 9 September a Rapid Assessment... Read more

26 August 2020
UNFPA Representative at the UNFPA-supported Women Centre © 2020/UNFPA Iraq photo

UNFPA Representative concludes a four-day visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

26 August 2020; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq  - UNFPA Representative, Dr Rita Columbia, concluded on 26 August her visit to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where she met with key line... Read more