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The Executive Director Advocates for Youth and Maternal Health in Benin

COTONOU, Benin — On the eve of the Africa Regional Youth Forum in Benin, UNFPA's Executive Director was awarded the highest National Honor from the Republic of Benin for his dedication to Africa's development…

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Drivers of Contraception in Tajikistan: Poverty, Religion and Mothers-in-law

KHOVALING, Tajikistan --- “Things were different in my day,” says 70-year-old Tojigul Qurbonova, a mother of ten. “Mothers with a lot of children were showered with benefits and had a good life,” she adds, showing off a…

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Learning Opportunities Help Syrian Women Cope with Camp Life

This story, published by the Jordan Times, describes activities organized by UNFPA and partners to help Syrian refugees pass the time productively in the Za'atari camp that now hosts some 40,000 people, many of…

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Advocating for Youth and Maternal Health: The Executive Director in Uzbekistan

On his first-ever visit to Uzbekistan, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin congratulated the Government and the people of Uzbekistan on achievements in moving the development agenda of their country…

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Calling on Youth Leaders: This Is Your Chance to Effect Change

On 4-6 December 2012, over 900 youth leaders, representing every country, will have an unprecedented opportunity to be heard when they convene in Bali to develop official recommendations for the United Nations…

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Delivering Babies and Smiles to Syrian Refugees

CYBER CITY, Jordan -- To one new mother, whose baby she delivered safely in a clinic, she is like a second mother. To another, whose breast cancer she detected, she is a ‘saving angel'.

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African Ministers Pledge to Speed Access to Life-Saving Commodities for All Women and Children

ABUJA, Nigeria – At the ministerial meeting of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, health ministers from seven African countries committed to speed-up access to and use of 13…

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On World’s First International Day of the Girl Child, UN Calls for End to Child Marriage

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York --- The United Nations today marked the first International Day of the Girl Child by calling for an end to child marriage, and stressing education as one of the best strategies for…

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UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities Opens in Abuja

ABUJA, Nigeria -- A meeting of the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities for Women and Children opened here today to discuss good practices to increase access to life-saving commodities and review draft…

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