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Executive Director, Angelique Kidjo Call for an End to Female Genital Mutilation

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York --- A senior United Nations official and the renowned singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo today urged all UN Member States and communities to outlaw female genital mutilation/cutting and…

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Executive Director Meets with Pregnant Teens in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Pregnant girls attending the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health clinic at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital here told UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin that they face many…

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Breaking the Chains of Poverty in the Macedonian Roma Community

SKOPJE, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia — Here in the capital city, people enjoy the life of a modern Europe. But just an hour's drive away, on its outskirts lies Shutto Orizari, a derelict ghetto that is…

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Empowering Rural Women: Commission on the Status of Women

UNITED NATIONS, New York --- Over the next two weeks, the 56th Commission on the Status of Women takes on the challenge of empowering rural women and acknowledging their crucial role in the eradication of hunger and…

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Secretary-General Appoints Kate Gilmore as Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday announced the appointment of Kate Gilmore, of Australia, as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director  of UNFPA.

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Teaming Up to Provide Maternal Care Following Severe Floods in the Philippines

NORTHERN MINDANAO, Philippines -- In the midst of the severe flooding brought on by tropical storm Washi, Analiza Tumanda was resigned to the idea of giving birth on the rooftop of a neighbour’s house.

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'Cultural Tradition' is No Excuse for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

<p>WASHINGTON, D. C. --- Governments, international agencies and non-governmental organizations are making progress toward ending female genital mutilation/cutting, or FGM/C, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary…

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New Website, ICPD Beyond 2014, is Launched

UNITED NATIONS -- Many young leaders around the world are too young to remember the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, which took place in Cairo. But the plan that emerged from the conference…

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Mobilizing Men by Exploring Ways that Equality Benefits All

“Men who abuse women misuse power,” says the sticker on the back of a boda boda taxi in Nairobi. The words point to imbalances in prevailing gender norms and to the role men need to play in changing power dynamics.

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