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Executive Director Says Slowing Population Growth Rate Is Tribute to Success of Cairo Conference

<p class="bodytext">The fact that the world's population has not grown as fast as previously projected is an affirmation of the vision and success of the Programme of Action of the International…

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As Many Afghans Head Home, UN Assists Refugees Who Remain in Pakistan

SHALMAN REFUGEE CAMP, Khyber Agency, Pakistan -- Tens of thousands of displaced Afghans are returning home on the road from Peshawar to Jalabad. But in this desolate place not far from the border, thousands more are…

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UN Population Fund Continues Work to Make Motherhood Safer in Kabul

KABUL - The Shuhada Clinic in bombed-out western Kabul serves a population of 100,000. A vast wasteland separates the poor neighbourhood from the city proper. At night after curfew it is a dangerous no-go zone, cutting…

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Empowering Young Women in Bangladesh

It is late afternoon and a pale February sun casts shafts of golden light through the shade trees surrounding a small square in the quiet village of Bibir Bazar, buried deep in the pancake-flat rice country of southern…

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UNFPA Executive Director Asks Monterrey Conferees to Invest More in Women

<p class="bodytext"> <b>MONTERREY, Mexico</b> -- Thoraya A. Obaid, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), today called on world leaders gathered here to give women…

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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Seeks More Support for HIV/AIDS Efforts

BRUSSELS -- In a recent meeting at the Belgian Parliament, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Face to Face Spokesperson and popular television personality, Goedele Liekens, urged…

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Afghan NGOs Provide Maternal Care Despite Shortage of Skilled Staff

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- A severe shortage of trained female doctors and midwives is a major obstacle to extending reproductive health care to Afghan women.

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Kabul Maternity Hospitals Lack Equipment and Supplies; Help from UNFPA Is on the Way

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- The small surgery in the Khair Khana 52-Beds Hospital smells of blood. (Actually it is more a clinic than a hospital.).

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Afghan Women’s Affairs Minister Outlines Her Priorities

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- Dr. Sima Samar, Afghanistan’s interim Minister for Women’s Affairs, is a woman in a hurry.

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