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9 February 2005
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 February 2005—Winners of the 2004 International Poster Contest, organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for young artists worldwide, have been selected.
7 February 2005
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HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka—Sitting in a tent in the stifling heat, Latha Wijesiri, a volunteer health worker, talks quietly with four women about their immediate emotional and physical needs.
25 January 2005
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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia—Nearly four weeks after the tsunami, doctors and local social workers say there will be an increased demand for contraceptives among the displaced population, as couples seek to prevent pregnancies... Read more
20 January 2005
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GALLE, Sri Lanka—Dr. Samarasinghe was in the middle of a Caesarean section when the first of three massive waves slammed into the Maternity Hospital in the south coast city of Galle.
17 January 2005
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COLOMBO—In a quiet, leafy enclave in Sri Lanka’s capital, 35 young volunteers work in assembly line fashion putting together emergency hygienic supplies.
7 December 2004
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—The 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) underscored the importance of families as “central to human societies.”
26 November 2004
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San Pedro Sula, Honduras —Ana and Virginia consider themselves sisters. They do not share the same parents, but they are fighting the same disease and are united in their determination to stay healthy for as long as... Read more
1 November 2004
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—After strong statements and appeals by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA — the United Nations Population Fund – and several others, the Security Council last week strongly... Read more
19 October 2004
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Khartoum, Sudan—The midday sun in this desert capital is merciless. Nevertheless, a handful of women endure the hundred-degree heat by sharing the sparse shade of a few trees in the courtyard of the Dr. Abbo Fistula... Read more
4 October 2004
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Preliminary results of the first total census in Timor-Leste since its independence in 2002 were released in the capital, Dili, earlier this month.

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