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3 February 2018

We Must Stand in Solidarity for the Rights of Young Girls to Education - Youth Envoy at a Visit to Al Hadj Ibrahima Thiaw School, Dakar

Dakar, Al-Hadji Ibrahima Thiaw High School, 3 February 2018 The visit at Al-Hadji Ibrahima Thiaw School was the first of two visits made by the UN Secretary General’s Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake... Read more

3 February 2018
Youth Envoy Engages with Young People at Outreach Center in Mbour, Senegal

Youth Envoy Engages with Young People at Outreach Centre in Mbour, Senegal

Mbour, Senegal, 3 February, 2018 At Mbour, 85km from Dakar the UN Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake expressed her delight in the work the Youth Centre was doing for young... Read more

2 February 2018

UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth Calls for Free and Quality Education for Young People at Global Partnership on Education Conference

Dakar, February 2, 2018 The United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake began her First Multi-Country Official Mission to Africa with a resonating speech at the... Read more

1 February 2018
Fanny, in Malawi, was married at 17. “This was due to pressure from my parents, who were overwhelmed by the deep poverty we were experiencing, but I was not ready,” she said. © UNFPA Malawi

Top 5 things you didn’t know about child marriage

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples. Yet millions of children are coupled up before they are ready, often against their wills.... Read more

31 January 2018

UNFPA-Noble Energy Project Steering Committee meets to align 2018 strategy.

Under the leadership of H.E. the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Salomón Nguema Owono, the Steering Committee of the Project “Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bioko Norte and... Read more

23 October 2017
Press Release

High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good. Dakar 23rd October... Read more

3 October 2017
Press Release

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

2 October 2017
Press Release

UNFPA receives prestigious Africa Peace Award for 2017

Dakar, Senegal - 2 October 2017: The United Religions Initiative (URI) for Africa has awarded the prestigious Africa Peace Award The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). UNFPA West and Central... Read more

22 September 2017
Press Release

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to... Read more

27 July 2017
Press Release

Symposium on 'Islam, Demographic dividend and Family wellbeing

“The Government of the Republic of Chad and the Chadian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs organized a symposium on "Islam, Demographic Dividend and Family Welfare" together with the United... Read more