30 July 2020
MBABANE, Eswatini – Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown. “I felt very encouraged to be... Read more
10 October 2017
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – More than one in five adults in Swaziland are HIV-positive, according to the most recent data, and the rates are highest among women. Despite these dangers, young people – and young women in... Read more
3 April 2017
SHISELWENI, Swaziland – “We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA. Yet many conservative, rural communities have resisted publicly... Read more
25 October 2011
GENEVA – Hundreds of telecom CEOs, ministers, experts and policymakers stood still watching the figure of 6.8 billion change to 7 billion on the giant screen overhead at Telecom World 2011, the world's largest... Read more
12 July 2011
ZURICH, Switzerland – Under the theme, “Women Creating a Safe World,” participants from more than 100 countries gathered in Zurich for the International Women’s Summit organized by the World YWCA. Delivering a keynote... Read more
19 May 2011
In the News
GENEVA - Some 120 representatives of Ministries of Health and development partners gathered during a side breakfast meeting at the World Health Assembly to discuss the preliminary findings of the first-ever report – The... Read more
30 November 2009
GENEVA / SHANGHAI — According to new data in the 2009 AIDS Epidemic Update, new HIV infections have been reduced by 17 per cent over the past eight years. Since 2001, when the United Nations Declaration of Commitment on... Read more
30 April 2008
GENEVA — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed an agreement here today to strengthen their combined efforts to respond to the sexual and... Read more

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