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1 December 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021   As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the... Read more

25 November 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for women and girls. What could possibly happen, at home or in school or in... Read more

21 October 2021

Why pregnant mothers’ mental wellbeing needs to be given priority

In April 2021, Deepa Goel (name changed on request), a 33-year-old homemaker in Delhi and mother to a healthy baby boy came close to committing suicide barely three months after his birth. Two weeks... Read more

12 October 2021

Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The sex ratio at birth (SRB) in India has become more masculine in the recent decades. The imbalance in sex ratios stems from strong son preference combined with declining fertility, and the... Read more

11 October 2021

UNFPA Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day of the Girl 11 October     Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she... Read more

10 October 2021

Mobile phone edutainment helps prevent child marriage

Rajasthan, India - Ragini learned of a 14-year-old girl in her community who was to be married to a 40-year-old man. She immediately sprang into action to prevent this from happening. But she had to... Read more

1 October 2021

Time to Address the Needs of Elderly in the World’s Most Rapidly Ageing Region

Imagine it is the year 2050. In Asia-Pacific, one in four people will be over the age of 60; three times the number of older persons in 2010. With close to 1.3 billion senior citizens in less than 30... Read more

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