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Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Representatives from 52 African countries, UN agencies, civil society, and youth organizations are gathered at the Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 to review the…

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Experts Review Advances, Challenges for Women’s Health Globally

MEXICO CITY — The expert meeting on women’s health is the third and last in a series of thematic discussions aiming to supplement the review process of the International Conference on Population and Development and…

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UNFPA Patron Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Highlights Women’s Empowerment at Global Citizen Festival

NEW YORK CITY– “One of the key indicators of inequality is maternal mortality. Every single day 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications”, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark told a 60,000…

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Empowering Girls as Leaders of Tomorrow

UNITED NATIONS, New York — Farwa Khalil’s parents could not afford her education costs, so she was pulled out of eighth grade to be married. Luckily, her aunt saved her by paying the expenses, and Farwa is now back in…

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Africa 'Ultimate Testing Ground' in Bid to End Poverty

<p>CNN – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on Africa as the test case for the world's resolve and success, or failure, to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.</p>

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Maternal Health: Why Are Women Still Dying?

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA and the South African Broadcast Corporation’s "Big Debate" series brought together a high-level panel and a dynamic audience to tackle the hard-hitting questions at the heart…

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World Leaders Resolve to Speed Up Work to Achieve MDGs

UNITED NATIONS, New York – World leaders committed today to stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – particularly in areas where progress has stalled, including universal access to…

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UN Secretary-General, UNFPA Call for Accelerated Action to Prevent Women and Girls from Dying Unnecessarily

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As world leaders converge in New York for the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNFPA convened a High-level Forum to address what needs to be done to scale up action towards…

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Towards the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Representatives of UN Member States, UN agencies and NGOs met to receive an update on UNFPA’s flagship programmes targeting gender-based violence in development and humanitarian contexts, and…

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