News on Human rights

15 April 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message... Read more
17 March 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women often suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict. As targets of sexual violence, they endure unspeakable atrocities on the margins of the world’s battlefields. “Rape in war leaves... Read more
8 April 2014
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The World Must Reach Those Left Behind
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2014 Session of the Commission on Population and Development opened on 7 April with calls to redouble efforts to promote development through strengthened reproductive health and human... Read more
10 November 2013
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Too Young to Wed photo exhibition travelled to Denmark where it opened at the University of Copenhagen on November 5 in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, among many... Read more
28 September 2013
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NEW YORK CITY – “One of the key indicators of inequality is maternal mortality. Every single day 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications”, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark told a 60,000... Read more
21 August 2013
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UNFPA Patron, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan
ZA’ATARI, Jordan – H.R.H The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Za'atari refugee camp today, the second largest refugee camp in the world located in Jordan some 50 kilometres from the Syrian border. Known as the “... Read more
17 December 2013
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What can be done to increase the use of condoms by men in African countries? PSI and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) teamed up over the past year to study and report on the state of play in six African... Read more
21 September 2013
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Representatives of UN Member States, UN agencies and NGOs met to receive an update on UNFPA’s flagship programmes targeting gender-based violence in development and humanitarian contexts, and... Read more
27 September 2013
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Farwa Khalil’s parents could not afford her education costs, so she was pulled out of eighth grade to be married. Luckily, her aunt saved her by paying the expenses, and Farwa is now back in... Read more
3 October 2013
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MEXICO CITY — Experts participating in a key meeting on women’s health in Mexico have put forward their recommendations for the future development agenda, centred on the need for equality, quality and accountability in... Read more

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