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10 May 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - An expert panel warned today that early marriage truncates many life opportunities for girls, violating their human rights and often negatively impacting their health.
10 May 2002
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Almaz was only 13 when she became pregnant. Married at 12, the Ethiopian girl's tiny and fragile body was not ready for the strain of pregnancy and childbirth. After two days of labour pains, she was told to keep... Read more
10 May 2002
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Adolescents' access to sexuality information and education must be ensured in order to enable them develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make the transition to adulthood, said presenters at a panel... Read more
9 May 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - Young adults challenged policy makers at a panel today to listen to the needs and concerns of adolescents when designing policies on reproductive and sexual health, and emphasized the need to... Read more
22 April 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York- HIV/AIDS is a growing problem in camps for refugees and the internally displaced, especially in West Africa, according to a group of experts gathered in New York for a two-day conference... Read more
22 April 2002
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Yuko Arimori, winner of two Olympic women's marathon medals, has pledged to use her position as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to work for the rights of women and children.
18 April 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - "The AIDS epidemic will eclipse everything else that goes on in Africa," says David Hassell, Africa Regional Manager for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) which has programmes to fight AIDS... Read more
10 April 2002
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Relaying the voices of older persons in her country at the launching of the UNFPA book, Situation and Voices of the Older Poor and Excluded in South Africa and India, a South African contributor to the book, Tersia... Read more
8 April 2002
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The United Nations Commission on Population and Development concluded its thirty-fifth session in New York on 5 April by adopting, without a vote, a resolution requesting the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to... Read more
2 April 2002
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The fact that the world's population has not grown as fast as previously projected is an affirmation of the vision and success of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and... Read more

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