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UNFPA Applauds the Adoption of a Landmark Resolution on Maternal Health

GENEVA — The Human Rights Council today adopted the resolution on ‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights’.

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Prescription for Global Health in the Face of Crisis: Invest in Women

UNITED NATIONS — In his opening address to his Forum on Advancing Global Health in the Face of Crisis, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called attention to the links between health and all of the Millennium Development…

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Highlights of the Fistula Campaign 2008

The devastation of obstetric fistula affects some 2 million women across the developing world, with approximately 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring every year.

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Ban 'Dismayed' by Terrorist Attack Killing UN Colleagues in Pakistan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed “dismay” today at the rising death toll from yesterday’s suicide bombing of a hotel in north-west Pakistan, which killed members of the UNFPA humanitarian relief team, among…

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The Toll of Maternal Death Remains High but is Gaining Attention

NEW YORK --  Every minute, a woman dies in the developing world as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. For years, the tragic deaths of 500,000 mothers each year has been more or less invisible.

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Secretary-General Presents Population Award to This Year's Laureates

UNITED NATIONS — Each year the United Nations Population Award recognizes the work of an individual and an institution for outstanding contributions to population concerns and their solutions.

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Preventing Gender-based Violence in Brazil: Will Therapy Work?

Nova Iguaçu, Brazil —Joao (30) recalls the feverish evening not too long ago when he had a harrowing fight with the mother of his children. His version of the story is that in the midst of a heated fight, he pulled out…

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Advancing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

UNITED NATIONS — Some 2,000 indigenous representatives from all regions of the world have gathered here for the eighth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

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Monitoring the Census in Viet Nam to Ensure Quality in Data Collection

HUNG YEN PROVINCE, Viet Nam - Today, Khai is not alone, as he usually is when he reviews the data he has collected. In fact, there are ten other people in the same room monitoring the data colle data collection. Khai´s…

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