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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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Keeping Young People at the Heart of Development

Almost 20 years ago, 179 Member States convening at the International Conference on Population and Development agreed to protect the rights of young people, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.

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Senegal and Brazil Forge South-South Cooperation on Census Activities

BRASÍLIA— The 2012 General Census of Senegal will benefit from state-of-art information gathering and processing technologies used by Brazil, thanks to a South-South Cooperation initiative established between both…

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Beyoncé Joins Global Aid Organizations

NEW YORK -- International star Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations are launching a global campaign today to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get…

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Delivering Support to Syrian Women as the Crisis Worsens

DAMASCUS, Syria — Like thousands of other people in the capital and surrounding suburbs, Abdulahadi and Aisha, along with their four children, fled their family home as shelling in their neighbourhood intensified. But…

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Complexities of Contraception in the Philippines

<p>MANILA — Shortly after sunrise, a woman with soulful eyes and short-cropped black hair hurried down a narrow alley in flip-flops, picking her way around clusters of squatting children, piles of trash and chunks…

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