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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

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

Out of school girls meet the President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies to discuss reproductive health and rights

The President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Ms Laura Boldrini  had a private interactive session with adolescent girls of the UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, supported project called “... 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

8 March 2017

Nigerian Actress, Stephanie Linus named UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa

DAKAR/LAGOS, 8 March 2017 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today appointed Nigerian actress and activist, Stephanie Linus as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa. A... Read more

13 January 2017
A survivor at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, receiving ante-natal care at a UNFPA health facility

In crisis, access to reproductive health care often determines if women and girls live or die, says UNFPA Executive Director

Abuja, Nigeria - Zainab Abubakar is a 28 years old mother of six , “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ingala, I left because of the Boko haram crisis.  During my escape, I lost my... Read more