The 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA–UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting,  discusses the end of the Joint Programme’s third year of Phase II. Substantial progress was made across the three focus areas of intervention. All the countries supported by the Joint Programme have put in place a functional national coordination mechanism, and have continued to implement an integrated and comprehensive approach towards galvanizing the new social norm of keeping girls intact.