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every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


17 October 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October

To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics. 

8 June 2015

Dependent, deprived: Child brides in India tell their stories

MADHYA PRADESH/RAJASTHAN, India – “I was 16 and never missed a day at school,” recalled Komal, who was forced to drop out of school and become a child bride. “I had to leave it all as my parents had bartered me for a girl my elder brother was to marry.” 

Ending violence and discrimination against women

28 November 2014

Ending violence and discrimination against women: A call to action in India and around the world

DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr.


Waiting for the last train home
Waiting for the last train home


Achieving the Sustainable Goals will depend in part on how the sexual and...

The International Center for Research on Women (ICR W), in collaboration with UNF PA...

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