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26 April 2018
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Dr Diene Keita UNFPA Country Representative visit to Lagos project sites

During her official visit to the Lagos Liaison Office from 22nd to 25th April 2018 ​UNFPA Representative, Dr Diene Keita met with  ​staff of the office, some members of the Youth Participatory ... Read more

26 April 2018
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“Include men in the family planning advocacy” – Experts, at the Nigerian Health Watch Forum

The Country Representative of UNFPA, Dr. Diene Keita called for a more inclusive family planning advocacy, one that involved a strong inclusion of men in family planning process so as to get the... Read more

10 February 2018
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Youth Envoy visits Internally Displaced Persons in Waru Community, Abuja, promises educational intervention

Abuja, Nigeria – In the final day of her Mission in Nigeria, the UN Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake paid a visit to the Waru Community in Abuja, an area where a considerable... Read more

9 February 2018
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“I am in your country to feel the pulse of the youth, and to see what policymakers are doing to create a better future for them,” Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake said.

The United Nations must recognise the need for a Youth Commission – Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports in a meeting with the UN Youth Envoy

Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports recommended the creation of a United Nations Youth Commission, similar to the Commission on the Status of Women, in a meeting held with the UN... Read more

9 February 2018
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The centre provides working spaces where young innovators can work without worrying about the costs associated with setting up a business office space.

Civic Innovation Hub welcomes the UN Youth Envoy: Challenged to champion skills for a changing labour market

Abuja, Nigeria – “We use this app to give young girls a tool for safety. If something happens, with a click of a button, a message is sent to family members with a call for help and their location.”... Read more

9 February 2018
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Young Nigerians discuss solutions to youth problems in Town Hall Meeting with Youth Envoy

Abuja, Nigeria - More than 250 young Nigerians attended the evening for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) town hall meeting, and showing tremendous enthusiasm to discuss not only the problems... Read more

9 February 2018
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Whilst in Nigeria, the Envoy has been meeting with key actors in the youth development space.

We can end Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation: Let us rally around Goal 5 of the SDGs

Abuja, Nigeria – The UN Youth Envoy is visiting Africa in her first multi-nation mission, where she will be learning about the challenges and work young people are doing in Senegal, Gambia, Ghana,... Read more

9 February 2018
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Mrs. Ifeoma Nkiruka Anagbobu and Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake examined the challenges in advancing youth priorities in Nigeria.

Protect and Empower Teenage Girls and Young Women: a Resounding Message from Youth Envoy in Visit to Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development

Abuja, Nigeria – Mrs. Ifeoma Nkiruka Anagbobu, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in Nigeria welcomed Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations... Read more

8 February 2018
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The Envoy was accompanied by members of her team and the UNFPA delegation, which included UNFPA Nigerian Country Representative, Diene Keita and UNFPA Ghana Country Representative, Mr. Niyi Ojuolape.

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister commends UN Youth Envoy on a timely and important visit

Abuja, Nigeria - The UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy’s visit to Nigeria began with a meeting with the Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Goeffrey Onyema, in Abuja. Nigeria is the fourth in the... Read more

17 October 2017
Press Release
In most developing countries, the poorest women have the fewest options for family planning.

State of World Population 2017

UNITED NATIONS, New York--Unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and... Read more

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