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Honouring the Efforts of a Pakistani Youth Activist

<p>LAHORE --- Muhammad Shahzad Khan, the 27-year-old founder and executive director of Chanan Development Association, told audience of 500 in New York that young people in Pakistan are ready to make their society…

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Older Tanzanian Women Face Allegations of Witchcraft

<p>SUKUMALAND, Tanzania--- Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He chopped off her hand and slashed her head…

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UNFPA Patron Promotes Safe Motherhood and Joins High-level Task Force on ICPD

A high-level task force was recently formed to bolster efforts in support of the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that was held in Cairo in 1994.

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Task Force to Kick Start Cairo Population Goals

UNITED NATIONS--A high-level task force was recently formed to bolster efforts in support of the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development  that was held in Cairo in 1994

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Task Force to Kick Start Cairo Goals

<p>UNITED NATIONS --- Gathered at the Ford Foundation in New York Monday, international luminaries, family planning experts and women’s rights activists repeatedly expressed a common sentiment: “I cannot believe…

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Keeping a Focus on Women and Young People at the General Assembly

The 67th regular session of the UN General Assembly began last week against a backdrop of violence and tensions in the Arab World, and a damping down of some of the excitement and hope that animated last year’s meeting…

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Syrian Refugee Delivers Safely in a UNFPA-Supported Clinic

Thirty-year-old Khloloud Mohammad was seven months pregnant when she and her husband and seven children walked for four hours, surviving shelling in her hometown of Nasib, to reach the Jordanian border. Every step was a…

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Social Good Summit: Delivering Progress Using New Ideas and Platforms

NEW YORK – Fifty blocks north of United Nations headquarters where the General Assembly convenes this week, a whole other cadre of development practitioners were excitedly sharing their own plans for ending poverty,…

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Using the Opportunity of the General Assembly to Speak Out Against FGM/C

A high-level side event at the 67 Session of the UN General Assembly called for increased commitment and concerted actions among many partner to end the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting.

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