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11 October 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child

  Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations, in many ways. Prosperity and nutrition are improving, child marriage and teenage pregnancy are declining, and female educational... Read more

4 October 2017
Press Release

Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA 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... Read more

24 August 2017
Honourable Minister of Sports Culture, And Youth Affairs Mr. D. Ngcamphalala flanked by the UNFPA Assistant Representative, Ms. Margaret Thwala-Tembe (right), Swaziland National Youth Council Chairperson, Mr. Babsy Mavuso, The Ministry’s Principal Secretary Prince Mlayeto and the Under Secretary, Mr. Henry Zeeman, left, Ms. Sally Mlotsa, Assistant to the UNFPA Representative and Mr. Petros Dlamini CEO for the Swaziland National Youth Council © UNFPA Swaziland 2017

Swaziland launches International Youth Day Activities for 2017

  “As a country we cannot afford to leave young people behind because they are an important resource that will take the country forward. Youth involvement is a superfast track strategy towards the... Read more

28 July 2017

SRH Information made readily available for Swazi youth at the touch of a button

Like most African countries, Swaziland also has a very youthful population, with about 34% of the population aged 10 - 24 years, which translates to over 400,000 young Swazis. Apart from grappling... Read more

29 June 2017

Swaziland Successfully Launches The AU Roadmap on Harnessing the Demographic dividend through Investments in Youth

            Honourable Minister of Economic Planning & Development (MEPD) launching the document with Minister of Sports Youth & Culture. Looking on are UN Resident Coordinator & MEPD... Read more

12 June 2017

UN Swaziland Family Pays Tribute to UNFPA Executive Director

  UNFPA Representative Sharareh Amirkhalili making her remarks © UNFPA Swaziland 2017   UN Family Observing a moment of silence ©UNFPA Swaziland 2017   UN Family Swaziland paying tribute to the... Read more

6 June 2017

Statement by the Secretary-General on the death of Babatunde Osotimehin

I am profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of my good colleague and friend, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.  I offer sincere condolences to his family, to the staff of UNFPA, to the Government and... Read more

6 June 2017
Press Release

Press Release: 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... Read more

10 March 2017

Universal access to sexual & reproductive health - the key to gender equality

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... Read more

20 January 2017

Dignity for adolescent girls affected by the drought...

MBABANE, Swaziland – in an effort to mitigate the negative impact of the drought on adolescent girls, in 2016 UNFPA distributed 1,602 dignity kits to the most vulnerable adolescent girls in the... Read more