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Religious Groups at United Nations Present Award to UNFPA Executive Director

<p>Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has received the first George D. Younger Award from religious groups at the United Nations.</p>

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Abortions Decline in Russia as More Women Turn to the Pill

The number of abortions carried out in Russia has witnessed a sharp drop in recent years, thanks to a growing use of contraceptives prompted by a government family planning campaign.

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Access to Adolescents' Sexuality Education Must Be Assured, Panel Discussions Urges

Adolescents' access to sexuality information and education must be ensured in order to enable them develop the knowledge and skills necessary to make the transition to adulthood, said presenters at a panel…

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Expert Panel Calls for Action Against Early Marriage

UNITED NATIONS, New York - An expert panel warned today that early marriage truncates many life opportunities for girls, violating their human rights and often negatively impacting their health.

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Suffering in Silence: The Isolated and Forgotten Victims of Obstetric Fistula

Almaz was only 13 when she became pregnant. Married at 12, the Ethiopian girl's tiny and fragile body was not ready for the strain of pregnancy and childbirth. After two days of labour pains, she was told to keep…

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Youth Speak Out for Reproductive Rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York - Young adults challenged policy makers at a panel today to listen to the needs and concerns of adolescents when designing policies on reproductive and sexual health, and emphasized the need to…

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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Yuko Arimori, Visits Cambodia

Yuko Arimori, winner of two Olympic women's marathon medals, has pledged to use her position as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to work for the rights of women and children.

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HIV/AIDS a Time Bomb for Refugees and the Internally Displaced

UNITED NATIONS, New York- HIV/AIDS is a growing problem in camps for refugees and the internally displaced, especially in West Africa, according to a group of experts gathered in New York for a two-day conference…

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HIV/AIDS and Armed Conflict: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

UNITED NATIONS, New York - "The AIDS epidemic will eclipse everything else that goes on in Africa," says David Hassell, Africa Regional Manager for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) which has programmes to…

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