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24 May 2019

People-centered development is critical for Africa's future to ensure the Africa We Want

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and... Read more

21 May 2019

Peace agreement lays foundation for ICPD agenda in South Sudan – Vice President

JUBA, South Sudan—South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga expressed optimism that the revitalized peace agreement between the parties to the conflict lays the foundation for the implementation... Read more

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

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