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20 February 2020
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UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Planning Meeting to hold in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

To focus on Nairobi summit on ICPD25 commitments in the region The United Nations Population Fund West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO) has convened its annual planning meeting from... Read more

13 February 2020
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Say IDONT: Top 7 things you didn’t know about child marriage

Raneem Abras, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, was approached about becoming a child bride. Her family refused, and instead she became an advocate against child marriage. © UNFPA Lebanon/Sima... Read more

11 February 2020
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Working visit of UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa in the Republic of Congo

The Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Mr. Mabingue Ngom, is on a working visit to Congo from 11 to 14 February 2019. This visit comes within... Read more

6 February 2020
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Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

6 February 2020 When Tabitha was growing up in rural Kenya, most of her 16-year-old peers were subjected to female genital mutilation – a human rights violation that more than 4 million girls... Read more

3 February 2020
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Young scholarship holders of the SWEDD project in Mali © Ollivier_Girard_UNFPA WCARO

SWEDD 2 kicks off as the SWEDD initiative goes to scale

The ambitious and innovative project – the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend - SWEDD, aims to accelerate the demographic transition by creating the conditions for a demographic... Read more

10 December 2019
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day

On this Human Rights Day, we at UNFPA salute the young people who are pushing for progress and making meaningful change in their communities, countries and around the world. Twenty-five years ago,... Read more

9 December 2019
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UNFPA to strengthen leadership role in global HIV prevention; increase access to people with disabilities to AIDS prevention and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa

The 2019 edition of the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, (ICASA 2019), ended in Kigali, Rwanda with a commitment by the United Nations Population Fund (... Read more

6 December 2019
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UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Mabingue Ngom named one of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2019

The United Nations Population Fund Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Mabingue Ngom, is this year among the 100 Most Influential Africans published by the New African Magazine. Featured... Read more

3 December 2019
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© Spotlight Initiative Niger/2019/Aboubacar Magagi et légende Le Niger, l’Union Européenne et les Nations Unies unissent leurs efforts pour éliminer les violences à l’égard des femmes et des filles.

Niger, the European Union and the United Nations join forces to eliminate violence against women and girls.

NIAMEY (Niger), December 3rd 2019 - His Excellency Mr. Brigi RAFINI, Prime Minister and Head of Government launched the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in the presence of the members of the Government,... Read more

1 December 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day

Communities make the difference This World AIDS Day, UNFPA recognizes the vital role of communities in delivering sexual and reproductive health services that help prevent HIV transmission and... Read more

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