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9 February 2018
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

9 February 2018
“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
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

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

8 February 2018
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

3 October 2017
Dr. Kanem is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director.

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more

5 June 2017

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS— With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was... Read more

23 May 2017

Fistula survivors given a second chance at life

Hafsatu yunusa, a 34 year old fistula survivor was diagnosed with Vesico Vaginal fistula deemed irreparable. She had 6 failed attempts and lived with the condition for 20 years. “I got married at age... Read more

8 May 2017

UNFPA on Standby to support the released Chibok girls

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomes the release of an additional 82 Chibok girls who were abducted by Boko Haram and is on standby to provide emergency reproductive healthcare and... Read more