News on Human rights

3 December 2015
News
Boat in the Strait of Sicily, 40 miles from the Libyan coast. Photo © Franco Pagetti/VII
UNITED NATIONS, New York –  “The health and rights of women and adolescents should not be treated like an afterthought in humanitarian response,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director, said today at the... Read more
1 December 2015
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Zhanna* receives support at New Day, which provides counseling and facilitates treatment in the conflict-affected Donetsk Region of Ukraine. © Maks Levin/UNFPA
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine - Zhanna*, 36, is an HIV-positive mother of two in the conflict-affected Donetsk Region of Ukraine. She says she contracted HIV from her former partner, a man who beat and raped her. Her candour... Read more
1 June 2015
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Much of the world is poised to reap a demographic dividend. But to do this, countries must invest in young people. Students in Cotonou, Benin. © UNFPA Benin/Ollivier Girard
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Young people are increasingly recognized as critical actors in matters of global importance. "I place great hope in their power to shape our future,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-... Read more
6 May 2015
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This family has lost two children to abductions by Boko Haram – an 18-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy. Their home was also burned to the ground by the insurgents. They are now living in a displacement camp in Adamawa State. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0636/Rich
ABUJA, Nigeria – Hundreds of women and children held by the militant group Boko Haram have been rescued by the Nigerian army in recent weeks. UNFPA is providing support to the freed women and girls in Borno and Adamawa... Read more
17 April 2015
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A new mother attends a culturally sensitive counselling session at the Jose Domingo De Obaldia Hospital in David, Panama. © UNFPA/Guadalupe Valdes
UNITED NATIONS, New York/PANAMA CITY, Panama – Health leaders from around the world convened at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, on Wednesday to highlight the need to ensure human rights are integrated into... Read more
11 March 2015
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A doctor discusses family planning issues with women at the UNFPA-supported Mchinji Hospital in Malawi. © UNFPA/Pirilani Semu-Banda
UNITED NATIONS, New York – For 20 years, the international community has agreed that reproductive rights are critical to global development. Yet these rights remain tragically unfulfilled for millions of women and girls... Read more
7 April 2014
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NATIONS UNIES, New York – Il y a vingt ans, en 1994, la communauté internationale se réunissait au Caire, en Égypte, pour analyser l’évolution du monde et la manière dont les changements affectaient les personnes les... Read more
21 March 2013
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NEW YORK – Une nouvelle étude de l’institut Guttmacher confirme que les femmes qui utilisent des contraceptifs et qui sont libres de choisir si elles souhaitent ou non avoir des enfants et à quel moment ont plus de... Read more
9 October 2012
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KAPILVASTU, Népal — Bijay Laxmi, 15 ans, est mariée depuis l’âge de 11 ans. Dans quelques mois, elle ira vivre au sein de la famille de son mari, qu’elle ne connaît pas. Sa vie consistera à cuisiner, s’occuper du bétail... Read more
24 October 2013
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UNFPA Launches Advocacy Platform for Post-2015 Development Framework
Exposé de position pour l'après-2015 de l'UNFPA À l'approche de la date d'échéance pour la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD), l'UNFPA a lancé une plateforme de plaidoyer pour le cadre... Read more

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