4 August 2016
News
Young people have a right to access to accurate information about their bodies, including how to protect themselves from HIV. Youth pose with singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka at the 21st International AIDS Conference. © UNFPA/Prossy Nakanjako
DURBAN, South Africa – Zandile Simelane was just a teenager when her life was turned upside-down. “At the age of 17, I was diagnosed with HIV,” she told UNFPA at the recent International AIDS Conference in Durban, South... Read more
23 March 2015
News
Traditional dancers entertain participants at the record-breaking HIV counselling and testing event in Gambella, Ethiopia. © UNFPA Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GABORONE, Botswana – Record-breaking numbers of people have received HIV counselling and testing through two historic initiatives in Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania.  In the Gambella... Read more
11 March 2014
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened in New York, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank Group convened a high-level side event to focus... Read more
26 September 2013
In the News
(CNN) -- First the good news. Significant progress has been made over the past 13 years in meeting the targets the international community set for social and economic development by 2015. Thanks to the collaborative... Read more
26 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – What are the main obstacles for countries trying to reduce maternal death? And why are some regions having more success than others? Is it just a question of investing more resources? Do... Read more
7 December 2012
News
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On a whirlwind tour of South Africa last week, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin advocated for UNFPA's vision with politicians, partners, media, young people and staff... Read more
27 September 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 67th regular session of the UN General Assembly began last week against a backdrop of violence and tensions in the Arab World, and a damping down of some of the excitement and hope that... Read more
22 May 2012
News
For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the... Read more
14 December 2011
News
DURBAN — Innovative approaches are needed to lessen the effects of climate change, help countries adapt to global warming and promote the best use of scarce resources. This is the view of the United Nations agencies in... Read more
25 July 2011
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Hundreds of young people converged on the United Nations today as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting devoted to tackling the challenges facing youth and exploring their... Read more

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