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12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

29 October 2020

A former drug user speaks of joy after overcoming the “bad habit”

MONROVIA, Liberia-The scars of Liberia’s conflict and its associated effects continue to affect different groups of the society, including underprivileged youths, some of whom were child soldiers. ... Read more

29 September 2020

Liberia Census 2021 Project back on course as President Weah calls for total participation

When the Government of Liberia and partners led by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund signed the Liberia Census 2021 Project Document in October 2019, there was high anticipation that the... Read more

20 August 2020

Sweden commits SEK 43 million in support of UNFPA Liberia Country Programme

Over the years, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has led efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality in... Read more

19 August 2020

Saving lives has never been more harrowing

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day   As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action... Read more

16 July 2020

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater. Health systems have been... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report  30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year,... Read more

30 June 2020

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

3 June 2020
Sedia Mawolo, COVID-19 survivor

A Coronavirus survivor speaks of joy after childbirth

MONROVIA, Liberia- “I am filled with joy when I wake up in the morning to see my husband by my side; my newborn baby lying in her bed; and to be greeted by my other two children. It was like I... Read more