News on Human rights

24 Mars 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – During the 60th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UNFPA announced that it was appointing actor and activist Ashley Judd as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for the Empowerment of Adolescent... Lire plus
17 Mars 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 12-years old, my family organized a ceremony to transition my sisters and myself to become women,” says Kakenya Ntaiya, a member of Kenya’s Maasai ethnic group. “I was first... Lire plus
16 Mars 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When there is armed conflict, it is often more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier,” said Susana Camarero Benitez, Spain’s Secretary of State for Equality and Social Services, during an... Lire plus
18 Février 2016
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SHABWAH, Yemen – The nearly year-old conflict in Yemen has now embroiled 21 of the country’s 22 governorates, civilian casualties are increasingly common, food is in short supply and many hospitals, police stations and... Lire plus
25 Septembre 2015
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Les 17 objectifs de développement durable projetés sur le bâtiment des Nations Unies en prévision du Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable.
NATIONS UNIES, New York – En cette première journée du Sommet des Nations Unies sur le développement durable, qui se tiendra pendant trois jours au siège des Nations Unies à New York, la communauté internationale a... Lire plus
12 Février 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – Standing several inches shy of her middle-aged groom’s shoulder, the 12-year-old bride, outfitted in a child-size white wedding gown and veil, stiffly clutches a small bouquet... Lire plus
5 Février 2016
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NABATIEH, Lebanon – In late 2013, Haneen, now 14, fled Syria with her parents and 10 siblings. As her family made its way to the Turkish border, her father sustained injuries that left him paralyzed. Fearing he could no... Lire plus
1 Juin 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-... Lire plus
6 Mai 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... Lire plus
17 Avril 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... Lire plus

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