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Leaders pledge to help end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation

By improving access to essential sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning and safe delivery care – preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths could be eliminated within a…

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Youth Envoy shines spotlight on young people’s development priorities

The future of global development is high on the agenda as world leaders convene at the United Nations in New York for the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. Young people – their needs and their priorities – must…

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UNFPA programme to help turn climate information into action

UNITED NATIONS, New York – World leaders committed to take decisive action to address global climate change at yesterday’s historic United Nations Climate Summit. Among these commitments, leaders pledged to promote the…

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Universal quality education impossible without upholding girls’ and young people’s rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Gender equality and the rights of young people are essential requirements for delivering quality education to all, said heads of state, leading education advocates and United Nations…

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Seven years of resistance: One girl’s fight against FGM

Nancy Tomee resisted female genital mutilation (FGM) for seven long years, enduring bullying and abuse before a local organization intervened on her behalf. Yesterday, Ms. Tomee spoke to dignitaries at the United…

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Human rights, dignity must form cornerstone of future sustainable development

“We cannot talk about sustainable development without addressing women’s empowerment, gender inequality, and discrimination and violence,” said UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “We cannot talk about…

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Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

“With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President…

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In race to save women's lives, solutions are within reach, says UNFPA head

NEW YORK, United States - There are fewer than 500 days left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and too little progress has been made towards reducing maternal and child deaths. Yet simple, proven…

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Religious leaders call for action on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights at UN

UNITED NATIONS, New York - A delegation of faith leaders at the United Nations today issued a rousing call to action on the fulfilment and protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Their declaration,…

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