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11 July 2021

World Population Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.   For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies... Read more

8 July 2021

Opinion | Challenging Negative Social Norms

Argentina Matavel Piccin Representative India & Country Director, Bhutan UNFPA India touches a demographic milestone this World Population Day, but roadblocks remain In these troubled... Read more

1 July 2021

Opinion | Prioritising menstrual health and hygiene during emergencies

By Argentina Matavel Piccin, Representative India and Country Director Bhutan, UNFPA | VK Madhavan, Chief Executive, WaterAid India Over the last few years, the world has witnessed accelerated action... Read more

5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: Invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day of the Midwife Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health... Read more

1 May 2021

Ensuring Rights and Choices for Adolescents in Odisha

The Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative (APPI) and UNFPA India collaborated from April 2018 to March 2021 to advance value-added inclusive development for improving the health, nutrition and well-... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Launches the State Of World Population Report, 2021: My Body Is My Own

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says the new UNFPA State of World Population Report - ‘My Body is My Own’ -- released on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. For the first time, a... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

29 January 2021

UN sexual and reproductive health agency welcomes USA intention to reinstate funding: millions of women and girls will benefit

New York / Washington DC, 28 January 2021. The President of the United States today announced his intention to restore US funding to UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.... Read more

28 January 2021

UNFPA statement on the US decision to reinstate its funding

The United States decision to restore financial and political support to UNFPA will have an enormous impact on the work of UNFPA and on the people we serve. It sends a powerful message to women and... Read more