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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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Faith Groups as Partners in Development

<p>UNFPA is perhaps the only UN agency that has invested – heavily and systematically since 2002 – in setting up a Global Interfaith Network of over 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) reaching out to…

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In Republic of Congo, a Revolution in Maternal Health

<p> <b>BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of the Congo</b> – At first glance, Central University Hospital in Brazzaville looks like so many other hospitals in so many other African capitals – home to dimly lit…

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UNFPA Executive Director and Thai Prime Minister Discuss Thailand’s Response to Changing Population Dynamics

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met today with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand, to discuss the implications of the country’s changing population and future cooperation between the UNFPA…

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