United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN's women's health agency.
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"My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again," said Ahlam, a mother of two in Yemen, earlier this year.
Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many - most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies - vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned
The Governments of Costa Rica, Finland and Zambia, in collaboration with UNFPA and UN Women, co-hosted today an event to raise awareness on the role of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the economic empowerment of women, on the margins of the ongoing 72nd session of the UN General Assembly.
UN Women and UNFPA fast track funds to Antigua and Barbuda to help women and girls Date: Monday, September 11, 2017 A joint effort by UN Women and UNFPA started the distribution of "dignity kits" containing basic health and hygiene products for displaced women and girls from the Caribbean island of Barbuda, as they arrived in Antigua, escaping Hurricane Irma.
Massah Lewally was one of the first female drivers in the UN system in Sierra Leone. She took up driving so that she could visit the UN projects and learn more.
Following heavy rains on 14 August, mudslides have left more than 400 people dead and an estimated 6,000 affected in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. UN Women is leveraging its partnerships to ensure women's leadership in humanitarian response in Sierra Leone and to meet the urgent
"I want to be a doctor someday," said Shaina Macmac, 16, a senior at the WPU-Agricultural Science High School in Palawan, a southwestern province of the Philippines. "Aspirations in life drive young girls like me to push forward even though we face challenges every day."
Concerted global efforts have led to a 60% drop in new infections among children, which has averted 1.2 million new HIV infections among children in 21 priority countries since 2009.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment to provide leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world.