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The Children of Rio: Capturing Changes through the Lives of Young People

At the 1992 Rio Earth Summit world leaders signed up to a series of agreements intended to create a greener, fairer world – a world that would guarantee future resources for our children. That same year tve started…

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In Sudan: Changing Labels, Changing Lives

Ghalfa, the Sudanese word describing a girl who has not had her genitals ritually cut, carries connotations of impurity, promiscuity, even prostitution. However, the word Saleema means whole, intact, healthy in body and…

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Raising Awareness for Cervical Cancer in the Balkans

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Amela Dafovic feels lucky to be alive. The fact that she is still here is thanks to her gut feeling that something was wrong, despite assurances from her doctors suggesting otherwise.

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CERF Funds Help UNFPA Deliver

As documented in its 2011 Annual Report, the United Nations Central Emergency Response<br/> Fund (CERF) was the largest single donor to UNFPA humanitarian efforts in 2011.

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Executive Director: Mission to Manila and Beyond

MANILA -- In a whirlwind two-day mission to the Philippines, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin met with President Benigno Aquino, former President Fidel Ramos (regarded as the grandfather of the ICPD in…

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Tide is Turning Against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

For centuries, female genital mutilation or cutting has been practiced throughout much of Africa. But dealing as it does with a very intimate subject, FGM/C was often spoken of, if at all, only in whispers. Today the…

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Secretary-General Says Commodities Can Save Lives

UNITED NATIONS, New York</b> -- While commending the work of a United Nations commission trying to improve access to life-saving medicines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that much remains to be done to…

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Madagascar: A Decaying Health Sector

<p>ANTSOHIHY, Madagascar -- The Basic Health Centre or Centre de Santé de Base II in Anjalajala, near Antsohihy, the capital of Madagascar's northern Sofia Region, is housed in a recently renovated building…

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Seeking a New Life, and Finding Hardship, in the Marketplaces of Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana --- Sixteen-year-old Sahada was pulled out of school when her family arranged a marriage for her. But it wasn’t what she wanted.

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