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Youth Leaders Gather Force in Washington, Ahead of the AIDS Conference

WASHINGTON, D. C. --- More than 25,000 participants are expected to converge on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference.

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New AIDS Figures Show Progress, Especially in Reducing New HIV Infections in Children.

A few days before the 19th International AIDS Conference opens next week, UNAIDS has launched <i>Together We Will End AIDS</i>, which reports a 20 per cent reduction in new cases of  HIV compared to 2001.

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Working to Ensure that Every Pregnancy is Wanted in Uganda

<p> <b>KAMPALA, Uganda ---</b> After a 400-kilometre flight past the expanding suburbs of Kampala that give way to lush fields and hills, a small aircraft carrying a group of journalists and a…

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Executive Director Urges First Ladies to Raise their Voices Against Child Marriage and Teen Pregnancy

ADDIS ABABA-- UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim today called on African First Ladies to use their positions and voices to stop early child marriage and teenage pregnancy.

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Executive Director: Access to Life-saving Supplies is a Human Right

“Having access to drugs that could save lives should not be a matter of charity, but a human right,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin.

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Giving Millions of Women the Right to Decide How Many Children to Have – and When

Marking World Population Day at the London Summit on Family Planning, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin committed UNFPA to helping nations ensure that every woman is free to exercise her right to access…

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Former UNFPA Leaders Praise London Summit as Transformative Moment for Family Planning

<p>On World Population Day, two former UNFPA Executive Directors, Dr. Nafis Sadik and Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, released the following statement calling on the world to prioritize the work of the London Summit on…

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South Sudan Commemorates its First Birthday

JUBA, Republic of South Sudan -- One year ago, the streets of this dusty town erupted in jubilation as South Sudan gained its independence.

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Conducting a Social, Demographic and Economic Survey of Afghanistan

BAMYAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- “No one has done a survey here before, and nobody knows the type of challenges we face here,” said Mohammad Ibrahim, a farmer from the Bamiyan province during the enumeration phase of…

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