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Fifteen Years After: Revisiting the International Conference on Population and Development

NEW YORK — Fifteen years after a conference in Cairo captured the world’s attention, some of its key leaders had a conversation about what it all meant --  to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to the world, and…

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Bolivia: Training Midwives to Treat Indigenous Mothers with Respect

POCOATA, Bolivia — Bolivia has one of the highest rates of maternal death in the hemisphere, after Guyana and Haiti. The consequences have been devastating, particularly for some of the most vulnerable people in Bolivia…

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UNFPA and OPEC Fund Launch Drive to Prevent HIV/AIDS in Central America and the Caribbean

A new initiative to prevent HIV/AIDS in Central America and the Caribbean was formally launched in Havana, Cuba, in early April.

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First Ladies Pledge to Improve Maternal Health, Stop AIDS and Promote Girls' Education

LOS ANGELES - The African First Ladies Health Summit concluded with a commitment by these influential women to use their positions to improve maternal health, stop the AIDS epidemic and promote girls’ education.

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Ethiopian Family in Crisis: Ayatu Nure and His 78 Children

ARSI, Ethiopia-If you were to visit 65-year-old Ayatu Nure and his family at their compound in the Oromiya region of Ethiopia, you would probably find eight of Ayatu’s 12 wives working well together as they harvest…

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‘Dying for Love’—Using Pop Culture to Prevent Violence Among Young Couples in Latin America and the Caribbean

MEXICO CITY - It’s a long way between the glamorous world of pop-stardom and the decidedly unglamorous world of violence against women.

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In Visit to Lao PDR, Secretary-General Notes Country Progress and the Needs of Youth

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the visited the Lao People’s Democratic Republic earlier this week, marking the first visit of a Secretary-General to the country in nearly 25…

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Ringing the Opening Bell in Recognition of Restored US Support to UNFPA

NEW YORK - Anika Rahman, president of Americans for UNFPA, rang the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market today. The honour of opening the NASDAQ Stock Market was in recognition of restored U.S. support for UNFPA and…

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Philippines: Maternal Mortality Rates Not Making Sufficient Progress to Meet MDGs

MANILA - Thousands of Filipino women continue to die due to complications related to childbirth, according to health specialists. Some 230 women die here for every 100,000 live births, compared with 110 in Thailand, 62…

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