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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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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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Allay Elders' Fear of Loneliness, End Widows' Ostracization, Say Speakers At UNFPA Book Launch

Relaying the voices of older persons in her country at the launching of the UNFPA book, Situation and Voices of the Older Poor and Excluded in South Africa and India, a South African contributor to the book, Tersia…

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Commission Hears that Reproductive Health Is Essential for Poverty Eradication

The United Nations Commission on Population and Development concluded its thirty-fifth session in New York on 5 April by adopting, without a vote, a resolution requesting the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to…

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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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