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Ethiopia Accelerates Training of Midwives

SHASHEMENE, Ethiopia – One of the key strategies for reducing maternal mortality is making sure trained midwives attend births and can refer women with complications to timely obstetric care. It’s one of the strategies…

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Passage to India: Executive Director Meets with Leaders from Many Sectors

NEW DELHI--- During his recent trip to India, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin engaged government officials, civil society representatives, corporate icons and movie stars in discussions about some of…

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Royal Society Report Emphasizes Connections between Population, Consumption and Environment

UNITED NATIONS, New York --- The 21st century is a critical period for people and the planet, with demographic and consumption trends posing tremendous challenges in a finite world.

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Global Report: 15 Million Babies Born too Soon, over 1 Million Die Each Year

A new report provides the first-ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth. Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth shows the extent to which preterm birth is on the rise in most…

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The Road to Rio Goes Through Cairo

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York -- UNFPA rightly believes the road to Rio goes via Cairo - and that sustainable development and population are inextricably linked.</p>

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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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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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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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