UNFSU updated their cover photo.
1 week ago
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Good luck to everyone! Have a great one 😉
El Mostafa Zaydane is this u?!!
Good luck and hope this council will address most pending issues of staff. All the best.
Great looking bunch! fondest wishes and best regards from Entebbe!
UNFSU Council Meeting in Brindisi this week.
One Voice, One Staff, One UN ! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
3 October 2017
Dr. Natalia Kanem Appointed UNFPA Executive Director
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the rank of United Nations Under-Secretary-General.
Dr. Kanem, a Panamanian, is the Fund’s fifth Executive Director. She had been serving as Acting Executive Director since June, and as Deputy Executive Director, Programme, since July 2016. She was also the UNFPA Representative in Tanzania from 2014 to 2016 and has held senior positions in the Ford Foundation and other non-governmental organizations and institutions.
Dr. Kanem holds a doctor of medicine degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington. She is also a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University in history and science.
“I am deeply committed to realizing the UNFPA vision for a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled,” Dr. Kanem said.
“As Executive Director, I will focus on pursuing UNFPA’s transformative goals, which are cemented in our new Strategic Plan 2018-2021: ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unintended pregnancies by meeting the demand for family planning, as well as ending gender-based violence and harmful practices, such as child marriage, by 2030.”
“The UNFPA mandate has never been more relevant,” she said. “Our work and partnerships must therefore be even more innovative, ambitious and focused at country level to ensure that we leave no woman or adolescent girl behind.”
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UNFSU shared United Nations Peacekeeping's post.
3 weeks ago
We offer our deepest condolences to the Government of Bangladesh🇧🇩 and to the families of the three UN peacekeepers from the Mission des Nations Unies au Mali - MINUSMA killed yesterday in Mali🇬🇳 after an attack near Anefis, in the Gao region. Four other peacekeepers and a local translator were injured.
The Secretary-General condemns the attack and reaffirms the United Nations' determination to support efforts aimed at restoring lasting peace and security in the country. He urges the Government of Mali and the signatory armed groups to expedite the implementation of the peace agreement, so as to isolate terrorist groups and other entities obstructing the implementation of the peace agreement and attacking UN personnel.
Secretary-General's full statement: bit.ly/2hso3pV ... See MoreSee Less