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10 December 2017
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Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the foundations that the Declaration provides for the right to sexual and reproductive health, and the growing... Read more
10 December 2017
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Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
7 December 2017
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Ashley Judd was one of the “silence breakers” named by Time magazine as Person of the Year 2017. This designation makes us even prouder than ever to be working with Ms. Judd as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.
1 December 2017
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One new HIV infection is one too many – and in 2016 there were 1.8 million.
25 November 2017
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Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have reported horrific stories of sexual violence. One woman, Shakila, said she was raped after being forced to watch the murder of her husband and infant daughter.
9 November 2017
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UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, is concerned about the effects of the total closure of air, sea and land access to Yemen on the people in the country, particularly the 2.2 million... Read more
11 October 2017
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Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and nutrition are improving, child marriage and teenage pregnancy are declining, and female educational attainment and... Read more
1 October 2017
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A new narrative about the role of older persons is in the making—one that acknowledges their potential to contribute to societies and economies.
19 August 2017
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Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been... Read more
12 August 2017
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Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to build the foundation for a just and peaceful world.

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