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Procurement Plan 2015

Procurement Plan for 2015.

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Advancing the rights of adolescent girls creates ‘virtuous cycle’, say global leaders

UNITED NATIONS, New York/GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – “We know that when we invest in young people, especially adolescent girls, we are making one of the smartest investments countries can make,” said Dr. Babatunde…

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This International Women’s Day marks 20 years of progress

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “I already heard in the past that women and men are equal,” said Firuza Sirojeva, a schoolgirl in Tajikistan, after attending a workshop on women’s rights. “But here, at the training, I…

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Flooding in the Balkans leaves stagnant water, hygiene needs

SKOPJE/MOGILA, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – When heavy storms hit the southern Balkans in late January, the village of Mogila “became like Venice,” according to 70-year-old resident Vele Nedelkovski. “The…

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Going the last mile to provide family planning in Lao People's Democratic Republic

VIENTIANE, Lao People's Democratic Republic – “If only my wife and I knew early enough about family planning and could access services, we would have had four children – not 14, as we did,” said Bounthone…

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Slashing Haiti’s maternal and infant death rates, one delivery at a time

NEW YORK/PORT-AU-PRINCE – “I love everything about being a mother,” said Loilobies, a pregnant woman in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Yet to become a mother, she and other women in the country assume unacceptably large risks:…

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Finding justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Somalia

PUNTLAND, Somalia – Sixteen-year-old Sahra* was herding goats in Puntland, Somalia, last September when a man approached her and asked for drinking water. She gave him the water, but then he grabbed her and, at…

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Youth take the lead in Papua New Guinea

After Benaiah Nari watched his peers navigate the treacherous waters of adolescence in Papua New Gunea, he became determined to change the status quo.

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Fierce winter weather batters displaced Syrians throughout region

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS/ERBIL/ZAATARI – “A bullet to the chest without armor, that’s what a storm of this proportion feels like for people with little shelter,” said a Syrian woman refugee in Saida, Lebanon.

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