17 April 2014 - Dispatch

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. more

16 April 2014 - Dispatch

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers

JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. more
15 April 2014 - Press Release

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event

New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. more
15 April 2014 - Dispatch

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth

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 of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. more
14 April 2014 - Statement

Conclusions of the 2014 Commission on Population and Development

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the conclusions of the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development, which reaffirmed the groundbreaking and forward-looking Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). more
13 April 2014 - Dispatch

Making Youth Participation a Reality

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Youth participants took centre stage at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development where they joined international leaders and experts to discuss how young people can be actively engaged to fulfil the Cairo agenda, the visionary and groundbreaking Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 20 years ago. more
11 April 2014 - Dispatch

UNFPA hosts Google Hangout on adolescents, young people at Commission on Population and Development

UNITED NATIONS, New York – On Friday 11 April, from 12pm until 1pm, UNFPA, the UN Population Fund, is hosting a “Google Hangout” on a vital – and yet too often neglected – area of action: adolescents and young people. more
10 April 2014 - Dispatch

Human Rights Essential to Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Human rights violations are one of the main challenges to achieving equitable, universal and sustainable access to sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to international experts gathered at a side event of the UN Commission on Population and Development. more
09 April 2014 - Dispatch

Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development. This week, representatives from governments, international organizations and civil society gather at the United Nations to celebrate the vision of Cairo, take stock of progress made, and lay the groundwork for the future development agenda. more

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