12 May 2017

This Mother’s Day, remembering the joys – and dangers – of motherhood

United Nations, New York/Homs, Syria – Motherhood should be a time of joy, but for too many women, it comes with something else: peril. "Becoming a mother and having a family was always a dream of mine. But I never expected it to happen in these circumstances," Fatima told aid workers in Homs, the [...]

4 April 2017

Statement by UNFPA on U.S. Decision to Withhold Funding

New York, 4 April 2017 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This decision is based on the erroneous claim that UNFPA “supports, or participates in the management of, a programme of coercive abortion or [...]

3 March 2017

Medical equipment saving womens’ lives donated from the Danish humanitarian NGO Global Medical Aid (GMA) and UNFPA to Ukraine

Life-saving Equipment Haemorrhage or heavy and uncontrolled bleeding is one of the serious complications that can be life threatening for pregnant women. It is therefore vital to have access to safe blood transfusion. However, many hospitals globally lack adequate clinical equipment for collecting, fractionating and storing donated blood, resulting in maternal deaths which otherwise could [...]

13 February 2017

On Valentine’s Day, say #IDONT

United Nations/Kapilvastu/Erbil – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That’s happening in about three weeks’ time.” This Valentine’s Day, for its annual #IDONT campaign, UNFPA is partnering with artists to raise [...]

31 January 2017

Danish private sector hires refugees – because it’s good business

January 30, 2017 - The private sector plays a key role in providing opportunities for refugees. From employment, integration and business opportunities, to providing critical goods and services. In Denmark, refugees are offered paid internships in different industries through a state-funded programme that consists of work, Danish language classes and on-the-job training. Denmark’s biggest hospital laundry, [...]

11 November 2016

Invitation – UNFPA seminar on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in crisis

Join a discussion with humanitarian experts How do we ensure the protection of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of women and girls in a crisis-prone world? Every day, news reports reminds us of the magnitude of the suffering, and the raising needs that must be met in humanitarian settings. For a woman about [...]

3 November 2016

UNFPA Patron H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen launch the 2016 State of the World Population Report

On Friday 28 October, UNFPA Patron H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen visited Søndre Skole on the Danish island, Lolland to take part in the launch of State of World Population Report. The focus of the report was on the 10 year old girl, and the Crown Princess spoke to [...]

30 June 2016

Launch of the Fostering Sustainable Health Procurement Report

Copenhagen, 29 June 2016 - On May 11, 2016, more than 40 health procurement experts and practitioners came together at UN City in Copenhagen to explore the latest sustainable procurement initiatives, share good practice examples, and advance the dialogue on how sustainable procurement practices can be harmonized and scaled up across the global health sector. [...]

11 May 2016

Opening of the photo project #childmothers – A voice to the invisible young girls

Copenhagen, Denmark - Plan International and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are pleased to announce the global opening of the photo exhibition #childmothers. The exhibition, which will be on display outside the Danish Parliament, will officially be opened by HRH The Crown Princess on 17 May 2016. #childmothers portraits young girls who became mothers [...]

4 May 2016

INVITATION (May 11): “Fostering Sustainable Procurement” at UN City

United Nations Development Programme - UNDP and the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA with the support of Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS) Secretariat are organizing a dialogue on “Fostering Sustainable Procurement: How Procurers Can Change the Global Health Sector” on 11th May 2016, in UN City Copenhagen. The dialogue will gather procurement practitioners [...]