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UNFPA Marks 1,000-Day Milestone to the MDG 2015 Target Date

UNITED NATIONS, New York— The United Nations and partners called for renewed attention to the Millennium Development Goals as the target date for their achievement approached.

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Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Region Reduces Maternal Mortality to Zero

For the first time since independence in 1991, one of Kyrgyzstan’s regions succeeded in reducing maternal mortality to zero.

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Using Data to Analyze Progress in Reproductive Health

With the target for achieving the Millennium Development Goals just 1,000 days away, considerable attention is focussing on target 5b: universal access to reproductive health.

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New Study Shows Benefits of Family Planning to the Well-Being of Women, Families and Economies

NEW YORK -- A new study by the Guttmacher Institute has confirmed that women’s ability to use contraceptives, and to determine whether and when to have children, enhances their education and employment chances.

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A Relief Convoy Reaches Remote Areas of Syria

KARAMEH CAMP, Syria --- Against a hill of olive trees, thousands of tents are clustered together in a patchwork of white and blue. But due to recent heavy rains, the whole area is swamped in mud. Some 4,500 internally…

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New Evidence Reveals High Rates of Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia and Pacific Region

<p>Results of a study by a joint UN programme that surveyed more than 10,000 men on their experiences of violence against women and girls in nine selected sites across six Asia Pacific countries are disturbing.…

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Accelerating Zero-tolerance towards Gender-based Violence through the AIDS Response

<p>NEW YORK -- Convened by UNAIDS and UN Women, and cosponsored by the Government of Ireland, the UN Development Programme and UNFPA consultation brought together key civil society activists, United Nations…

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Dimensions of Violence Against Women and Girls, and How to End It

NEW YORK-- Throughout the first week of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNFPA highlighted numerous issues related to violence against women and girls, the theme of this year’s session.

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Creating Opportunities for Young People in Botswana

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin urged that young people be given space and opportunities to contribute to national development in Botswana.

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