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Displaced Sri Lankan Women Return Home and Rebuild their Lives

KILINOCHCHI, Sri Lanka — Ramesha, a schoolteacher, waits patiently for a prenatal exam at a mobile clinic in this former battle zone. After being displaced 13 times in two years, she has finally returned home.

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United Nations Population Award Presented to Bill and Melinda Gates, Asian Parliamentarians

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 2010 United Nations Population Award was presented today by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro to the two laureates: William and Melinda Gates and the Asian Forum of…

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Evaluation of the Campaign to End Fistula Concludes More Support and Commitment Needed

UNITED NATIONS — According to a recent evaluation of UNFPA’s contribution to the Campaign to End Fistula, strong successes in raising visibility and knowledge of obstetric fistula worldwide were achieved but more…

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Women Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean Seek New Alliances to Reduce Maternal Mortality

LIMA, Peru  — “At first, I did not understand why I was invited to this meeting. What do I have to do with maternal mortality?” said Josefina Duarte, a business leader from Paraguay. “Now I see the purpose: to engage…

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UNFPA Launches New Online Video Channel

NEW YORK — It is easier than ever to get a sense of what UNFPA's work looks like on the ground, thanks to its new video channel. With this new channel, UNFPA's library of more than 100 videos will be…

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Delivering Hope to Mongolian Herders Who Lost Livestock and Livelihoods During the Dzud

UVS PROVINCE, Mongolia — Mongolia is still reeling last winter’s ‘dzud’ that sent temperatures plunging to – 40 degrees, and killed nearly more than 7.5 million animals, over 17 per cent of the country’s livestock.

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Writing Contest and Interactive Site on Maternal Health Launched

The Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, a nonprofit that sponsors and produces award-winning international journalism, has launched a new interactive site focused on maternal mortality issues, Dying for Life.

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Renowned Musicians Collaborate on ‘8 Goals for Africa’

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Eight of Africa’s best known musicians are calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in a song, video and advocacy campaign that was launched today.

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Indonesia Counts Itself

JAKARTA, Indonesia — With about a quarter of a billion people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country.Throughout the month of May, some 700,000 enumerators will fan out across 90,000 villages in 33…

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