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12 August 2018
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Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

Let's Put Young People at the Centre

We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective... Read more

20 July 2018
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UNFPA The Gambia Representative Shares his Thoughts on the Imperatives of Family Planning in The Gambia

Two years ago, specifically in April 2016, I arrived in The Gambia to lead the UNFPA team. It was a time of immense political tension and strife. The April riots had just happened, leading to the... Read more

4 June 2018
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The Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Essay Competition and Annual Lecture - The Gambia

Marking the one-year anniversary since the passing of its late Executive Director, UNFPA The Gambia launches the First Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Essay Competition and Annual Lecture in The... Read more

24 May 2018
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Towards Ending Fistula in The Gambia - First Steps on Creating Public Awareness

Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, are meant to be filled with beautiful memories, endless joy and intimate connection between mother and child. However, Obstetric Fistula has taken away this... Read more

8 March 2018
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Protecting reproductive rights of rural women: a pathway to a more equal world

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality,... Read more

6 February 2018
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This is the best time to be a young person, despite the challenges – Youth Envoy at the Youth Empowerment Project in The Gambia

Banjul, February 6, 2018 – The Envoy on Youth was invited to speak on a panel during a Validation Meeting for the Youth Empowerment Project in Gambia. Speaking alongside the Minister of Trade, the... Read more

6 February 2018
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I am inspired by young people of The Gambia - Youth Envoy addressing a Youth Town Hall Meeting

Banjul, February 6, 2018 — The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, met with young people at the University of Law Auditorium at the University of the Gambia. The... Read more

6 February 2018
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Press Release Youth envoy calls for skills development for young people and an end to harmful practices in an official visit to Gambia

  7 February, 2018 – Banjul, Gambia As part of a five (5) nation visit in Africa, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, was on an official mission... Read more

6 February 2018
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UN Youth Envoy talks Ending FGM, Empowering Young Girls and Women and Investing in Youth Development in High Level Gambia Bilateral Meetings

  6 February 2017 – Banjul, Gambia The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth continues her five (5) nation mission in Africa with a second day in Banjul, Gambia with a series of... Read more

6 February 2018
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Youth Development is an important priority to transformation of Gambia – President Adama Barrow meeting with UN Youth Envoy

Banjul, February 6, 2018 — The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, renewed her commitment to youth empowerment with her visit to President of The Gambia, His... Read more

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