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3 August 2019

UNFPA Executive Director visits Senegal and The Gambia

The Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr. Natalia Kanem will visit Senegal and The Gambia from 5 to 9 August, 2019. This first official visit to both countries is part... Read more

29 July 2019
Press Release

Promoting civil registration and vital statistics to leave no one behind in Africa

An inception meeting on sharing technical standards and implementation strategies of a project on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) was held in Dakar, Senegal from 24 to 26 July 2019.... Read more

18 July 2019

Embedding monitoring and evaluation in country programmes

Two workshops on Programme Monitoring and Evaluation of Country Programmes held in Dakar, Senegal from 8 to 17 July 2019. Organized back-to-back for Francophone and Anglophone participants, the... Read more

12 July 2019

Niger, SWEDD: round table for resource mobilization to increase public and private investment

  The financial resource mobilization round table of the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel (SWEDD) project, under the theme, “Investing in Women's Empowerment and Human... Read more

12 July 2019

Joint mission to Mali by UN Regional Directors Group and regional partners’ wraps up

The joint mission of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group for West and Central Africa, headed by Mr. Mabingué Ngom, wrapped up a four-day visit to Mali, on 12 July 2019. The mission... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Her life. Her choice. Our future.     Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark... Read more

9 July 2019

Heartfelt cry from a teenage girl in Niger

1 billion, 1 billion people affected by extreme poverty Health problems that cause thousands of deaths Unwanted pregnancy - lack of care - stillborn children A pattern that is repeated year after... Read more

5 July 2019

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to address AU Heads of State and Government

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, is expected in Niamey, Niger from 5th to 8th July 2019, for a series of engagements organized on the margins of the... Read more

20 June 2019

UNFPA advocates for enhanced efforts to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage by 2030

UNFPA DED Mr. Dereje Wordofa “We are not aiming for fewer cases of female genital mutilation and child marriage. We are insisting on reaching the number zero!” noted Dereje Wordofa, Deputy Executive... Read more

14 June 2019

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General on official visit to Senegal and Sierra Leone

The Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Populations Fund and UN Assistant Secretary-General, Mr. Dereje Wordofa The Deputy Executive Director for the United Nations Populations Fund and... Read more