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07 March 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and fear, without discrimination. Gender equality is also vital to sustainable development, peace and security. It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s an issue for all of humanity. Sadly, despite some progress, the world still has a long way to go to achieve full gender equality. more

22 February 2017

Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child - Guyana

Georgetown, Guyana was the chosen location for the Forum convened by First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community - CARICOM on 16 February 2017. Held under the theme “Every Caribbean Woman, Every Caribbean Child”, the Forum targeted a joint consensus on key priorities and strategies for implementing a programme of work to enhance the health and well-being of Caribbean women and children. Participating government officials from across the Caribbean region included the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Ministers of Foreign Affairs from Jamaica and Suriname, Minister of Social Protection from Guyana, First Ladies from Guyana, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti as well as the Senior Vice President of Gilead. more
21 February 2017

University Student Ambassadors Against Domestic Violence - Suriname

Renuka Biharie, coordinator of the IWGDS, considers it a milestone for the ambassadors, the institute, Biza and university. "This is the first time the university is cooperating in this format with the ministry, whereby students can contribute to addressing a very big social problem for society. You are ambassadors and you are responsible for a major task, to which the Minister will also hold you accountable. The minister and his staff are very gender-sensitive. This is evident in the projects and activities he has carried out in the context of violence against women and gender-based violence”, said Biharie. more
06 February 2017

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2017

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. It increases the risk of deadly complications during pregnancy, labor and childbirth, endangering both mother and child. more
24 November 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016

This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she knows. Moreover, millions of women and girls have been subjected to other forms of violence and harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, which affect an estimated 200 million women and girls, or child marriage, with one in three girls in developing countries being married off before the age of 18. The health consequences of violence are enormous and include permanent disability, lingering psychological trauma, unwanted pregnancies and complications associated with forced or unsafe abortions. Exposure to, and fear of, violence deprive women and girls of their rights--to education, health and decent livelihoods. more
27 October 2016

Press Release - State of the World Population (SWOP) Report Launch 2016

The annual flagship State of the World Population (SWOP) Report of the United Nations Population Fund for 2016 focuses on investing in the 10-year-old girl. The SWOP Report is launched every year to raise awareness on important population and development issues. Ten is a pivotal age for girls everywhere, as puberty approaches. In some parts of the world, a girl at this age enjoys limitless possibilities and begins making choices that will influence her education and, later, her work life. But in other parts, a girl who goes through puberty is suddenly seen as a commodity that may be bought, sold or traded. “Impeding a girl’s safe, healthy path through adolescence to a productive and autonomous adulthood is a violation of her rights,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin says. more
17 October 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2016

To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics. Poor countries with burgeoning youth populations may find it difficult to meet many of our global development goals, as they face more people entering primary and secondary school age, more people looking for health care, and many more entering labour markets, looking for productive jobs in the coming years. more
11 October 2016

Message of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2014 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” as... more
22 August 2016

Message of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity. We share a common responsibility to reach those furthest behind, help the most vulnerable, and support the more than 130 million people who need humanitarian assistance, one in four of whom are women and adolescent girls of childbearing age. In response to today’s humanitarian challenges, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, provides life-saving services, supplies and information for sexual and reproductive health and prevents and responds to gender-based violence. more

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Latest publications

  • International Youth Day 2016
      The UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago Commemorates International Youth Day 2016: The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

  • ICPD Beyond 2014 High-Level Global Commitments

    The General Assembly convened a Special Session on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014 in the General Assembly Hall, New York, on 22 September 2014. The session was convened on the basis of General Assembly Resolution 65/234 on the follow-up to the ICPD Beyond 2014, and General Assembly Resolution 67/250 on the organization of the Special Session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD Beyond 2014.

  • Trends in adolescent motherhood and fertility and related Inequalities in the Caribbean 1990-2010
    Trends in adolescent motherhood and fertility and related Inequalities in the Caribbean 1990-2010