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29 November 2019
Statement

Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Anders Thomsen, on the rape of an 11-year-old girl in Somalia

Mogadishu, 28 November 2019 – We, at UNFPA Somalia condemn the horrendous act where an 11-year-old was raped on Tuesday this week as she was seemingly returning home from the marketplace in... Read more

8 November 2019
Press Release

Government of Italy grants Federal Ministry of Health - Somalia through UNFPA Somalia three million Euros for the reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia

Mogadishu, 8 November 2019 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Mogadishu Office, is making a... Read more

25 October 2019
News

Somalia commits to reducing maternal deaths and to zero tolerance for GBV and FGM

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) on 16 October 2019 committed to reducing the overall maternal mortality rate across the country by no less than 25 percent by 2030 through the training and... Read more

19 August 2019
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others   As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call attention... Read more

12 August 2019
Statement

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more

11 July 2019
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

23 June 2019
Statement

Strong condemnation against the gang rape of 12-year-old in Puntland

Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Anders Thomsen on the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl    Mogadishu, 23 June 2019 – We are gravely concerned by the death of 12-year-old... Read more

30 May 2019
Statement

UNFPA Representative condemns the gang rape of a 9-year-old

Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr Anders Thomsen on the gang rape of a 9-year-old girl Mogadishu, 30 May 2019 – We are deeply shocked by the hideous act where a nine-year... Read more

30 May 2019
News

Young Somalis facilitate peace building in Galkayo

Young people are facilitating peace-building efforts in the divided Somali city of Galkayo, which has been riddled with tribal conflict since 1993. UNFPA Somalia is providing financial and technical... Read more

28 May 2019
Statement

Menstruation is not a girls' or women’s issue – it’s a human rights issue

Statement attributable to UNFPA Representative for Somalia Mr. Anders Thomsen   Mogadishu, 28 May 2019 – Today on Menstrual Hygiene Day, we stand with Somali women and girls and commit towards... Read more

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