UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.


19 August 2016

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director on World Humanitarian Day - August 19

Nearly 60 million people are forcibly displaced by conflict, war and persecution, the largest number since the United Nations was created 70 years ago in the ashes of the Second World War. And due to climate change, the frequency and severity of natural disasters is increasing, with more than 400 disasters last year alone.  

19 July 2016

UNFPA Country Office holds Annual Retreat

The 2016 Annual Retreat of the UNFPA Sierra Leone Country Office is in progress at The Place, Tokeh Beach on the outskirt of Freetown, with all Country Office staff in attendance.   The four-day event was formally declared open on 18 June by the Representative, Dr Kim Dickson.   In her opening remarks, Dr Dickson welcomed all

1 October 2015

Statement on the International Day of Older Persons: Sustainable Cities for All Ages

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director Population ageing and urbanization are major global issues of the 21st century. While cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and over is also rising. Rapid urbanization is challenging both national and local governments in developing inclusive and integrated


Members of the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) traveled to Sierra Leone to...
Since 2014, the unprecedented and waning Ebola virus disease outbreak has captured the...

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