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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
11 March 2014
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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
7 November 2013
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NIAMEY, Niger — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and... Read more
12 November 2013
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 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – One of the largest gatherings in the area of sexual and reproductive health, the third International Conference on Family Planning opened today in Addis Ababa, calling attention to the wide-... Read more
20 November 2012
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NEW YORK --- Academicians and experts from seven UN agencies gathered at UNFPA this week for one in what will be a series of global thematic consultations, as well as national consultations, aimed at influencing the... Read more
27 September 2012
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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
7 August 2012
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BRASÍLIA— The 2012 General Census of Senegal will benefit from state-of-art information gathering and processing technologies used by Brazil, thanks to a South-South Cooperation initiative established between both... Read more
29 June 2012
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BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- “No one has done a survey here before, and nobody knows the type of challenges we face here,” said Mohammad Ibrahim, a farmer from the Bamiyan province during the enumeration phase of... Read more
26 October 2011
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  Since 1968, the population of our world has doubled, and will surpass 7 billion on 31 October of this year. Despite major declines in the average number of children per women, population growth is projected to... Read more
26 July 2011
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Tweet UNITED NATIONS, New York—A pioneering initiative in Brazil is showing that the country’s youth bulge is an economic force that could expand production and opportunities as well as promote the elimination of... Read more

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