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UN, Myanmar Agree on Support for First Census Since 1983

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar—At the invitation of the Government of Myanmar, the United Nations will provide technical assistance and help mobilize financial support for the country’s first census in 31 years, under an…

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Engaging with Young People in a Changing World: Catarina Furtado in India

DELHI - Catarina Furtado, popular Portuguese television personality, who also serves as a  Goodwill Ambassador  for UNFPA, was in India recently to report for the 13-episode TV series, Princes of Nothing, which is aired…

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New Tool to Manage Gender-Based Violence Programmes in Emergencies

Gender-based violence (GBV) kills or disables as many women aged between 15 and 44 as cancer does. In nearly every modern day conflict and disaster, reports of gender-based violence have revealed the various ways in…

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Secretary-General Stresses Need for Reproductive Health Care for Young People

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to provide reproductive health care for young people, as well as give them access to the necessary information and the means to…

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After ‘I do’: Linking Marriage Ceremonies with Sexuality Education in Viet Nam

HA LONG CITY, Viet Nam -- In several provinces of Viet Nam, a new twist has been added to the traditional marriage ceremony. After the bride and groom say their “I do’s”, the officiate pronounces them husband and wife.…

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People, Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development: The Link between Cairo and Rio

UNITED NATIONS, New York — In her first public address as UNFPA's New Deputy Executive Director (Management), Ms. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen emphasized that sustainable development strategies must take account of…

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Building Demand for Long-Acting Contraceptives in Southern Ethiopia

WOLAITA SODO, Ethiopia — It’s no ordinary day for Fanaye Fanta. This is the first time she has inserted a slim plastic rod (Implanon), which serves as a long-acting contraceptive, into a woman’s arm.

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Obstetric Fistula in Pakistan - Another Blight on the Child Bride

<p>KARACHI --- It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter…

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After the Floods: Preventing Gender-based Violence in Colombia

<p>Some 180 women from communities affected by flooding and armed violence in Colombia’s Córdoba department have come together in the town of Santa Cruz de Lorica to build a women’s shelter.</p>

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