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Nepal Commits to Post-Conflict Support and Participation

UNITED NATIONS, New York ---The United Nations Security Council, in resolutions 1325 and 1820, recognized that women and girls need protection and support during and following all conflicts, and called for women’s full…

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Key UNFPA Priorities Highlighted Throughout the Commission on the Status of Women

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York — This year the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on women’s and girls’ access  to education, training, science and technology, including the promotion of opportunities for…

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Unleashing the Power and Potential of Adolescent Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, re-affirmed his commitment to adolescent and youth, especially girls, who, he said, are at the heart of UNFPA’s mandate.

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Keys to Improving Maternal Health: Education, Resources and Community Partnerships

As Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of the new agency, UNWomen, opened a panel on maternal mortality and morbidity and the empowerment of women during the Commission on the Status of Women yesterday, she stressed…

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Educating Young Women: Executive Directors of UNESCO and UNFPA Share a Common Vision

<p>Appointed in January 2011, Dr Osotimehin, a former Minister of Health of Nigeria, stressed that “education was the most important intervention to attain human development”.</p>

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Interview with Dr. Catherine Hamlin: Pioneer in Fighting Fistula

NEW YORK — When Dr. Catherine Hamlin started her work in Ethiopia, where she arrived in 1959 with her late husband, Dr. Reginald Hamlin, she didn’t know they would stay so long.

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UNFPA Provides Equipment for Rwanda’s Population and Housing Census

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda’s fourth national census is slated for 2012, but initial work has already started. Detailed maps that enumerators will use to count every household are being prepared, with the help of some of…

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Making Gender Statistics Meaningful on the Ground

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The right data can advance understanding of gender dynamics, drive change and clarify results. But the collection of gender statistics has only been going on since 1980, and though much has…

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The Right of Women and Girls Living with HIV to Sexual and Reproductive Health Takes Centre Stage at the CSW

<p>UNITED NATIONS, New York — HIV is the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age worldwide.</p>

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