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6 February 2021
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2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2021 UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore  Two million... Read more

4 February 2021
News
The parties were represented by His Excellency Mr. Giovanni Umberto De Vito, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Senegal, and Mr. Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director of the United Nations Population Fund in West and Central Africa (UNFPA WCARO)

Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and UNFPA sign agreement for multi-year project on: "Enhancing youth health and harnessing the demographic dividend in Guinea, Guinea Bissau and The Gambia"

  The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed a cooperation agreement to improve young people's health and capture the demographic... Read more

17 December 2020
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UNFPA Managers for West and Central Africa wrap-up 2020 and prepare for 2021 at Regional Planning Meeting

Members of the regional management team of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) from 23 Countries in West and Central Africa have completed a three-day planning meeting to smoothly wrap-up 2020... Read more

11 December 2020
News

UNFPA outlines solutions for lasting peace in the Sahel, drawing from demographic, peace and security studies

  The United Nations Population Fund Regional Office for West and Central Africa (UNFPA-WCARO), organized on 2 December 2020 a high-level virtual Symposium on Demography, Peace and Security in the... Read more

11 November 2020
News
Demography - Peace - Security in the Sahel

Demography - Peace - Security in the Sahel

The United Nations Population Fund West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA/WCARO) is organizing a Symposium under the theme “Demography, Peace and Security”, to take place virtually on 2... Read more

15 October 2020
News

High-level side event on Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ and Women’s Rights in the Central Sahel

A consortium of organizations is organizing a virtual high-level side event on the theme: “Gender-Based Violence, Girls’ and Women’s Rights in the Central Sahel”, on the margins of a Ministerial... Read more

18 September 2020
News

21 September, #PeaceinSahel Day

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in West and Central, and youth networks are organizing a media campaign to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace, which is on the 21 September... Read more

21 July 2020
News

11 African celebrities unite against violence to women and girls for the SWEDD Project #StrongerTogether campaign

    Dakar, 22 July 2020- In this period of the coronavirus pandemic, violence against women and girls is on the rise. "This must stop!" It is to alert the populations of the Sahel region that 11... Read more

20 July 2020
News

CADRI: Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 20 organizations including FAO, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA (executive partners), GNDR, IFRC, OCHA, UNESCO... Read more

11 July 2020
News

António Guterres, UN Secretary General - message on World Population Day

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally.  It is deepening existing inequalities and vulnerabilities, particularly for women and girls.   With many... Read more

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