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Keeping Young People at the Heart of Development

Almost 20 years ago, 179 Member States convening at the International Conference on Population and Development agreed to protect the rights of young people, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.

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Senegal and Brazil Forge South-South Cooperation on Census Activities

BRASÍLIA— The 2012 General Census of Senegal will benefit from state-of-art information gathering and processing technologies used by Brazil, thanks to a South-South Cooperation initiative established between both…

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Beyoncé Joins Global Aid Organizations

NEW YORK -- International star Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations are launching a global campaign today to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get…

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Delivering Support to Syrian Women as the Crisis Worsens

DAMASCUS, Syria — Like thousands of other people in the capital and surrounding suburbs, Abdulahadi and Aisha, along with their four children, fled their family home as shelling in their neighbourhood intensified. But…

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Complexities of Contraception in the Philippines

<p>MANILA — Shortly after sunrise, a woman with soulful eyes and short-cropped black hair hurried down a narrow alley in flip-flops, picking her way around clusters of squatting children, piles of trash and chunks…

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The Executive Director in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia — In a meeting with Liberia's President H.E. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin pledged support to Liberia's plan to accelerate the reduction of maternal…

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White House Forum Explores the Power of Faith-based Communities to Respond to HIV

<p>WASHINGTON, DC – A White House forum yesterday between administration officials and faith leaders took stock of the faith-based response to HIV and explored partnerships between faith communities and…

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Giving Life is the Leading Cause of Death for Women in South Sudan

<p>JUBA -- South Sudan has the worst reported maternal mortality rate in the world. Childbirth and pregnancy, rather than conflict, are the nation's biggest killers of girls and women.</p>

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CONDOMIZE! Campaign Hits AIDS 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- There is a renewed emphasis on condoms during the International AIDS Conference this week as a campaign promoting their use and availability has been re-launched during the event, with the…

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