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11 July 2022
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The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to the World Population Prospects 2022, rel

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022 Demographic milestone is evidence of great progress, but opportunities, challenges lie ahead

New York, 11 July, 2022 – The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to the World Population Prospects 2022, released today by the United Nations Department... Read more

9 July 2022
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In countries like Sierra Leone, where young people form the majority of the population, there is also potential to reap a demogr

Reflections on a world of 8 billion: Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all

World Population Day - 11 July 2022   An Op-Ed by Ms. Nadia Rasheed, Country Representative, UNFPA Sierra Leone Each year, the global community observes World Population Day on the 11th of July to... Read more

8 July 2022
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We are each much more than a number, as is the human family

We are each much more than a number, as is the human family

  Statement of the Executive Director on World Population Day 2022   World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of... Read more

27 June 2022
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The conference brings together Civil Society, Governments, UN Agencies, human rights activists and development partners for a di

UNFPA supports 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 27 June 2022-  In line with its transformative agenda of accelerating progress towards ending gender-based violence, UNFPA provided support to the convening of the 10th... Read more

24 June 2022
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The biennial conference is convened by the African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights and hosted by Purposeful Sierra Leone

UNFPA Deputy Director for West and Central Africa Region to attend 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Sierra Leone

PRESS RELEASE UNFPA Deputy Director for West and Central Africa Region to attend 10th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Sierra Leone     Freetown, Sierra Leone /Dakar, Senegal – 24... Read more

15 June 2022
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UNFPA Representative calls on Minister of Planning and Economic Development

UNFPA Representative calls on Minister of Planning and Economic Development

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 15 June 2022-  During a call on the Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Dr. Francis M. Kai-Kai, on 14 June, UNFPA Representative Nadia Rasheed expressed... Read more

9 June 2022
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The materials were reviewed by a large range of stakeholders from Government, Development Partners, NGOs, and CSOs over the two-

Validation of CSE teaching and learning materials

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 9 June 2022- Since 2019, UNFPA has supported the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), though Irish Aid funding, to integrate comprehensive sexuality... Read more

8 June 2022
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Led by the UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi, the team visited the School of Midwifery in Bo

UNFPA Representative joins UN field visit to the Eastern and Southern provinces

Bo, southern Sierra Leone, 8 June 2022-  On June 7, UNFPA Representative Nadia Rasheed concluded a two-day visit to the Eastern and Southern provinces as part of a joint UN field visit.  Led by the... Read more

2 June 2022
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UNFPA joins First Lady in commemorating menstrual hygiene day

UNFPA joins President Bio and First Lady in commemorating menstrual hygiene day

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 2 June 2022- UNFPA, in June, joined His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio and the First Lady, Fatima Maada Bio, in commemorating the International Day of Menstrual Hygiene... Read more

2 June 2022
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Suliaman believes, the support by donors helped in shaping his future and in contributing to the reduction in maternal death

Male midwife opens up about his work in saving lives

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 2 June 2022- Taking issue with the public view of midwifery as a profession reserved for females, Suliaman Tarawallie chose to break with that stereotype when he enrolled to... Read more

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