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8 March 2016

Step It Up for Gender Equality: Statement by ED on International Women's Day, March 8

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. For instance, nearly 14 million children are forced into marriage every year;... Read more

30 January 2016

UN takes the Sustainable Development Goals to Regional Headquarters in Sierra Leone

The United Nations system in Sierra Leone has launched a nationwide campaign to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last September by world leaders, including H.E. President... Read more

3 December 2015

H4+ Partnership trains Journalists on Maternal and Child Health Issues

Twenty journalists form the print and electronic media media were on Thursday, 3 December, 2015, trained on maternal and child health issues and reporting at the Family Kingdom. Aberdeen, Freetown,... Read more

1 December 2015

Statement by the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on World AIDS Day, 1 December

This year, World AIDS Day coincides with the African conference on controlling HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Many people living with HIV, activists, government workers and... Read more

31 October 2015

58 Midwives Graduate from School of Midwifery, Masuba, Makeni

The UNFPA-supported School of Midwifery, Makeni (SOMM) of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation held its Graduation and Awards ceremony for 58 professional state certified midwives‬ (Set 4) 2013-2015... Read more

17 October 2015

Executive Director's Statement on International Day for Poverty Eradication - 17 October

                      UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on New Era in the Fight against Poverty The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has special significance this... Read more

11 October 2015

Statement on the 2015 International Day of the Girl Child - The Power of the Adolescent Girl 2030

Today, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to focus on the power of girls to drive progress and transform our world. By prominently... Read more

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... Read more