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Executive Director Sees Progress for Women and Young People in Colombia

BOGOTA — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin visited Colombia, for the first time, to review the country's progress in reducing maternal deaths and teen pregnancy, two of the indicators for the…

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Expert Ethiopian Fistula Surgeons Train Physicians in Mozambique

BEIRA, Mozambique — Following a successful fistula repair surgery, 25-year-old Esther Joakim Chimoio envisions a better life. Although her husband abandoned her because of her condition, she now has ambitious plans that…

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Delivering Safely, Even in the Refugee Camps of Uganda

KAMWENGE DISTRICT, Uganda — Alice Furaha, 22 years old, was five months pregnant when she fled her home in Eastern Congo last May. When she arrived at the border with Uganda, Alice was taken to the transit centre in…

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Engaging Men in Women's Empowerment

<p>Empowering women through access to family planning means that mothers and infants are healthier, families are more financially stable, and communities are stronger.</p>

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UNFPA Meets with Myanmar Leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and Young People

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met today with key national leaders to explore how the Fund can further support Myanmar's development and its reform process.

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Addressing Population Challenges Is More Urgent Than Ever, UNFPA Executive Director Tells Asian Demographers

BANGKOK -- Dramatic demographic changes in Asia, coupled with persistent social inequality, require countries to urgently tackle population concerns with foresight and justice, the head of UNFPA  said today at a…

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World Humanitarian Day: Youth to the Rescue

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines— Life can change in an instant. When tropical storm Washi struck the Mindanao region of the Philippines in December 2011, thousands of homes were suddenly destroyed and over 500,000 people were…

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UNFPA National Honorary Ambassador Wins Gold at London 2012

Meseret Defar, the National Honorary Ambassador of UNFPA in Ethiopia, took the gold in the women’s 5000-meter race at the London 2012 Olympics on Friday, 10 August, reclaiming the Olympic title she last won in Athens in…

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Youth Advocacy Group - Call for Nominations!

Are you a young person working to increase access to education, improving the quality of education and fostering global citizenship? The United Nations wants to hear from you and counts on your support!

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