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30 March 2022
Press Release

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report

NEW YORK, 30 March 2022 — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For the women and girls affected, the most life-altering reproductive... Read more

27 March 2022

UNFPA Western Balkans joint efforts in eliminating cervical cancer

Skopje/Prishtina/Belgrade/Sarajevo - UNFPA has worked on cervical cancer prevention since 2014, including a lot of successful interventions in the countries of the Western Balkans - Serbia, Bosnia... Read more

24 February 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on women and girls in Ukraine

As fighting escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA warns of the impacts on women and girls. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is deeply concerned about the escalation of conflict... Read more

18 February 2022

UNFPA mobile clinics: Gynecologist exam, after many years

A few months ago, the UNFPA mobile gynecological ambulances were established by the Gynecology Clinic in Skopje, North Macedonia, followed by a route through the country for free check-ups for early... Read more

9 December 2021

Prevention and Protection against Gender-Based Violence - a Joint Project of UNFPA and the British Embassy in Skopje

Skopje, 09 December 2021 - The panel discussion on the topic: "Istanbul Convention and the new Law on Prevention and Protection of Violence against Women" marked the beginning of the project "... Read more

2 December 2021

A Decade of Demographic Resilience 2022-2032 begins - preparing the countries for demographic changes

Skopje, 2 December 2021 - On December 1 and 2, 2021 a Ministerial Conference "Shaping the Demographic Future" was held in Sofia, Bulgaria where a number of high-level government officials, leaders... Read more

25 November 2021

"Don’t be quiet, don’t endure, end it" – end violence against women and girls

Skopje, 25 November 2021 - "Don’t be quiet, don’t endure, end it" is this year's motto under which North Macedonia joined the global campaign: Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!" From... Read more

21 November 2021

Older People Care Week - assistance and services for older persons

Skopje, 20 November 2021 - The "Older People Care Week" was marked from November 15 to 21, during which the Red Cross mobile teams, supported by the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA in North... Read more

11 July 2021

Birth rates dipped further when COVID-19 hit. But it’s time to stop worrying about numbers

The focus on birth rates misses the point, writes Alanna Armitage on today’s World Population Day. What matters is building countries where people want to stay, live and have families.   The COVID-19... Read more

5 May 2021
Press Release

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900,000 midwives

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 May 2021 -- Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives... Read more