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5 May 2021

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for International Day of the Midwife - 5 May 2021   Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and... Read more

14 April 2021
Press Release

State of World Population report 2021

NEW YORK/SKOPJE, 14 April 2021 - Nearly half of the women in 57 countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to... Read more

11 March 2021

Most Creative Drawing or Photograph Contest on the Topic “Peace4MeIs”

In the framework of the “Supporting the Western Balkan’s Collective Leadership on Reconciliation” project, supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, the Regional Youth Cooperation Office and the United... Read more

4 February 2021

UNFPA 2021-2025 Programme for North Macedonia adopted

During the First Regular Session of the UNDP / UNFPA / UNOPS Executive Board, held on February 4th in the presence of senior United Nations officials, as well as the Minister of Labour and Social... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020  - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

8 October 2020

Creating the world that girls need to achieve their dreams

ISTANBUL, Turkey — At age 13, Sesili still has a lot of different ideas about what her future might hold. Her favourite classroom subject is physics, and she says she’s interested in interior and... Read more

22 July 2020

Helping young people with disabilities cope with COVID-19 in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Taking precautions against becoming infected or spreading illness during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy for anyone, but it poses special challenges for some people with... Read more

16 July 2020

New partnership between UNFPA and British Embassy in Skopje to support survivors of gender based violence during COVID-19

Skopje, 16 July, 2020 - The United Nations Population Fund in North Macedonia and the British Embassy in Skopje started a new partnership to support survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) during... Read more

11 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   New York, 11 July, 2020 - Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General... Read more

30 June 2020

Escaping child marriage in North Macedonia: ‘Once you leave your mark, others can follow’

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Life could have turned out very differently for Sibel Bajram. The young English-language teacher comes from North Macedonia’s Roma community, where child marriages – often... Read more