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25 August 2020

Fighting in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province has displaced 52,000 people since 16 August following attacks by a non-State armed group and responsive strikes by national security forces.  A surge of United Nations staff is under way to boost humanitarian capacity in Kunduz and a joint assessment team was deployed.

10 July 2020
SG/SM/20171

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Population Day, observed on 11 July:

10 July 2020

Wildlife crime threatens both biodiversity and human health, according to a new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report.  It finds that many illegally trafficked animals may spread diseases to people, and the pangolin — a possible source of COVID-19 — remains the most trafficked mammal in the world.

1 July 2020

For the Syria crisis response, the international community has pledged $5.5 billion to support humanitarian, resilience and development activities in 2020, plus $2.2 billion in 2021 and beyond, demonstrating a clear commitment to continue supporting those most affected and ensuring aid agencies are able to plan ahead.

30 June 2020

An estimated 4.1 million girls will be subjected to female genital mutilation this year and if programmes and services stay shut for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that figure will reach 6.1 million by 2030, according to the United Nations Population Fund’s “State of World Population 2020” report issued today.

24 June 2020
SG/A/1965

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Diene Keita of Guinea as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Programmes of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

24 June 2020
SG/A/1966

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Ib Petersen of Denmark as Assistant Secretary-General to serve as the Deputy Executive Director for Management of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

24 June 2020

A new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that ongoing efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions are expected to spur further investments in green energy production. These investments have been steady, standing at $600 billion per year on average.

12 November 2019
DSG/SM/1367-DEV/3424-POP/1092

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening of the Nairobi Summit to Advance the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, in Nairobi today:

12 November 2019
DSG/SM/1369-POP/1094-WOM/2200

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Nairobi Summit on the Twenty-fifth anniversary of the ground-breaking International Conference on Population and Development Day 1:  Signature Session:  Accelerating Action to End Violence against Women and Girls, in Nairobi today:

12 November 2019
DSG/SM/1368-DEV/3425-POP/1093

Following is the United Nations Commitment Statement by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, as prepared for delivery, at the Nairobi Summit in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, in Nairobi today:

11 November 2019
DSG/SM/1366-POP/1091

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reception, in Nairobi today:

22 October 2019
DSG/SM/1362-DEV/3422-POP/1090

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohamed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the International Conference on Population and Development Preparation Conference (ICPD+25), in Djibouti today:

17 July 2019
GA/12165

Delegates called for finishing “the unfinished business” of promoting and protecting women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights, as the General Assembly today concluded its high-level meeting commemorating the twenty‑fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.

16 July 2019
SG/SM/19666-GA/12164-POP/1089

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly meeting marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, in New York today:

16 July 2019
GA/12163

Achieving continuous progress on women’s empowerment hinges on keeping the “promise of Cairo” alive, speakers stressed, as the General Assembly convened a high-level plenary meeting to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development.

10 July 2019
SG/SM/19659-OBV/1897-POP/1088

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Population Day, observed on 11 July:

20 June 2019
SG/SM/19635-POP/1087

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, as prepared for delivery by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, to the United Nations Population Award ceremony, in New York today:

30 April 2019
SG/SM/19560-OBV/1878-POP/1085

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA):

30 April 2019
DSG/SM/1277-POP/1086

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at a reception marking the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in New York today: