News on Human rights

10 April 2012
In the News
Some 180 women from communities affected by flooding and armed violence in Colombia’s Córdoba department have come together in the town of Santa Cruz de Lorica to build a women’s shelter. Although some men helped behind... Read more
27 February 2012
News
SKOPJE, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia — Here in the capital city, people enjoy the life of a modern Europe. But just an hour's drive away, on its outskirts lies Shutto Orizari, a derelict ghetto that is home... Read more
6 March 2012
News
The challenge of delivering for rural women is a critical issue for UNFPA as it works to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted and every childbirth is safe. Accessing basic health care, including quality family... Read more
3 April 2012
News
KAMPALA – Parliamentarians have a crucial role to play in ensuring meaningful, people-centred development, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin made clear in his address to the 126thInter-Parliamentary... Read more
19 April 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — In her first public address as UNFPA's New Deputy Executive Director (Management), Ms. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen emphasized that sustainable development strategies must take account of people... Read more
1 February 2012
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The next three years are critical for the global development agenda, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin declared today at the UNFPA Executive Board's first formal session of the... Read more
2 December 2011
News
Milena left her husband seven years ago after enduring years of physical and emotional violence. She could not take the abuse any longer or the way the rest of her family ignored it and remained silent. Milena lives in... Read more
22 December 2011
News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Young leaders from 38 African countries have pledged to act as role models for their fellow youths by “protecting ourselves, our partners and families from HIV, sexually transmitted infections,... Read more
16 December 2011
In the News
NEW YORK -- Tonight from 10:00 to 11:00 pm Eastern time, ABC television network will broadcast a special global health programme on its "20/20" series with Diane Sawyer called "Making Life: A Risky Proposition," focused... Read more
5 October 2011
News
HANOI—Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, Nobuko Horibe, the Director of UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office,... Read more

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