News on Population Trends

18 November 2014
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Never before have there been so many young people – never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director,... Read more
22 September 2014
News
Investing in adolescents and youth will be key to taking advantage of a demographic dividend in the Sahel region of Africa, leaders said today at the United Nations. Girls in Niger. Photo credit: OCHA/David Ohana
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the... Read more
3 September 2014
News
CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The catastrophe predicted to result from the rapid ageing of Asian populations is far from inevitable, said experts at a regional conference being held this week in Thailand. Making changes to... Read more
9 July 2014
News
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Young people hold the keys to the future; unlocking their potential will lead to a better world for everyone. These facts are supported by mounting evidence from Sri Lanka, where UNFPA has worked... Read more
16 July 2014
News
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – When Maryana Borisova was a teenager in Bulgaria, she seemed destined to follow the same life path as other girls in her traditional Roma community: She would get married and have her first... Read more
11 March 2014
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened in New York, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank Group convened a high-level side event to focus... Read more
15 April 2014
News
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... Read more
7 November 2013
In the News
NIAMEY, Niger — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged today to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and... Read more
12 November 2013
News
 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – One of the largest gatherings in the area of sexual and reproductive health, the third International Conference on Family Planning opened today in Addis Ababa, calling attention to the wide-... Read more
20 November 2012
News
NEW YORK --- Academicians and experts from seven UN agencies gathered at UNFPA this week for one in what will be a series of global thematic consultations, as well as national consultations, aimed at influencing the... Read more

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