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Former UNFPA Executive Director Receives the Prestigious Union Medal

<p>UNFPA's former Executive Director, Ms. Thoraya A. Obaid, was awarded the Union Medal by Union Theological Seminary.  Recent medalists include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Bill and…

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UNFPA Conference Calls for Renewed Commitment to Invest in Young People

ISTANBUL-- Ministers and other high-level officials from Eastern Europe and Central Asia agreed to an action plan to increase investments in young people during a youth regional conference that concluded here yesterday.

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Economic Growth Achieved Only Through Healthy Populations, Experts Agree At LDC Special Event

ISTANBUL —Unmet need for family planning should be addressed as an urgent development priority to keep women healthy, as economic growth can only be achieved through a healthy population, according to Ritva Koukku-…

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Population Dynamics Highlighted at Global Summit on Least Developed Countries

ISTANBUL — “This is probably the last conference we will hold before our world reaches its significant milestone that is the birth of the 7 billionth baby later this year,” said UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde…

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Follow UNFPA Executive Director on Facebook and Twitter

<p>NEW YORK --- UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, has launched a Facebook profile and a Twitter account to connect with people around the world.</p>

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What Young People Want

If he could change one thing in Macedonia, Steven, 18, would build more factories so his cohorts could find decent jobs. Dusko, 17, says he would build more sports centres: “If you ask me, the lack of physical activity…

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Celebrating the Essential Work of Midwives

Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA joins with the International Confederation of Midwives and other partners to recognize the vital role midwives play in the global challenge to ensure that no woman…

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Surviving on the Streets of Kiev: Nadia’s Story

KIEV, Ukraine --- A year ago, Nadia ran away from her home in a small town in southern Ukraine. Her most recent address: an abandoned building near the centre of Ukraine’s capital, Kiev.

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MAMA: Using Text Messaging to Protect Maternal Health in Times of Crisis

Approximately 25 per cent of women of reproductive age in any displaced population are likely to be pregnant at any given time. The stress of being displaced coupled with the lack of skilled care heightens the risk…

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