Women’s wages are

70 - 90% of men’s in a majority of countries

In 2013, UNFPA advocated in

42 countries to allow young people to access reproductive health care

More than

117 million women in Asia are “missing” due to skewed sex ratios

Maternal deaths are down

45% from 1990

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Fistula survivors who have recently received treatment now participate in a livelihood programme in National Center for Fistula Treatment, N'Djamena, Chad. The programme aims to successfully reintegrate survivors into their communities. © UNFPA/Ollivier Girard

23 December 2014

UN calls for intensified efforts to end fistula

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for increased actions to end obstetric fistula. The largely preventable condition is estimated to afflict some 2 million...

11 December 2014

Displaced Iraqi health workers empowered to serve community

ERBIL, Iraq – Dr. Suhair Abdul Alghffar, an obstetrician working in Iraq, thoroughly understands the risks and rigors of pregnancy. She also understands the misery of her patients, having essentially walked in their...

8 December 2014

Girl leaders come together to advocate for their rights in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique - “Adolescent girls have rights and potential,” declared 15-year-old Catia Zefanias Uamusse, at the opening of the National Girls’ Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, in mid-November. “We ought to be in...

Latest Publications

The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides...

State of World Population 2014

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive...

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