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20 February 2019
Swedish Ambassador Hans Henric Lundquist and UNFPA Country Representative Dr. Mary Otieno seal a new cooperation for the new UNFPA Country Programme in South Sudan. ©Mandela Nelson Denis

UNFPA receives $13M support from Sweden for sexual and reproductive health and rights in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Government of Sweden today signed an agreement worth 120 million Swedish Krona (approximately USD 13 million) to boost sexual... Read more

13 February 2019

Fighting for girls’ right to say no to child marriage

Juba, South Sudan – When Poni Helen found out she was pregnant at 16 years old, she was confused and had no idea where the situation would lead. She only had one thing in mind and she was certain of... Read more

12 February 2019

$18.3 million needed for health, protection of women affected by crisis in South Sudan

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has launched its global Humanitarian Action Overview 2019 to appeal for $536 million to reach 35 million women, girls and young people in 64 countries,... Read more

23 January 2019

Joint Press Release: The Nairobi Summit to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 January 2019 — The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced the convening of a high-level conference to advance... Read more

12 December 2018

‘Be proud of your profession,’ Minister tells midwifery and nursing graduates

Juba, South Sudan – Minister of Cabinet Affairs Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro told new graduates of midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to take pride in their profession as they will be... Read more

10 December 2018

Partners commit to protect the rights of women in South Sudan

New York – UNFPA and partners committed to continue protecting the rights, safety and dignity of women in South Sudan and called on all stakeholders to recognize the role of women in rebuilding the... Read more

6 December 2018

“My period has become like a terrible sickness”

JUBA, South Sudan—“My periods are a nightmare as they are very painful, and I can’t get [access to] any sanitary products.” For millions of women and girls displaced by conflict and natural disasters... Read more

3 December 2018

Treating young girls as ‘commodities’ must stop – Ministry of Gender, UNFPA

The Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MOGCSW) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today issued a joint statement calling on all sectors to act together to bring an end to child... Read more

3 December 2018

Statement on ending child marriage in South Sudan by the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and UNFPA

In June this year, leaders from the Executive branch of the Government and relevant line Ministries including State Governors, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations and the... Read more

13 November 2018

Converting family planning skeptics

“No! Family planning is not allowed here!” Mr. Dut, a pharmacy assistant at Aweil State Hospital, blurted out these words when asked about the family planning services at the hospital. This man, in... Read more