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  • 08 Aug 2022
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UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million to meet the urgent needs of 2 million women and girls affected by the economic crisis in Sri Lanka

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has launched an appeal for US$10.7 million to deliver lifesaving healthcare to more than 2 million women and girls in Sri Lanka in the…

UNFPA appeals for $10.7 million to meet the urgent needs of 2 million women and…

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has launched an appeal for US$10.7 million to deliver lifesaving…

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  • 04 Aug 2022
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UNFPA Announces Winners of Joint Innovation Challenge: ten projects that will change the lives of women and girls

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is pleased to announce the ten winners of its first-ever Joint Innovation Challenge, a competition to provide funding for social enterprises with…

UNFPA Announces Winners of Joint Innovation Challenge: ten projects that will…

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is pleased to announce the ten winners of its first-ever Joint Innovation…

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  • 27 Jul 2022
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Connecting innovation with investment - UNFPA announces Bayer as the first business to join its new Equalizer Accelerator Fund

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is the first business to join UNFPA’s Equalizer Accelerator Fund, a new platform for partners looking to invest in innovative projects that will improve the health and…

Connecting innovation with investment - UNFPA announces Bayer as the first…

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is the first business to join UNFPA’s Equalizer Accelerator Fund, a new platform for partners…

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  • 11 Jul 2022
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World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to the World Population Prospects 2022, released today by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social…

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to the World Population Prospects 2022,…

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  • 05 Jul 2022
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UNFPA research reveals that nearly a third of all women in developing countries become mothers during adolescence

New York, 5 July 2022 - Nearly a third of all women in developing countries begin childbearing at age 19 and younger, and nearly half of first births to adolescents are to children, or girls aged 17…

UNFPA research reveals that nearly a third of all women in developing…

New York, 5 July 2022 - Nearly a third of all women in developing countries begin childbearing at age 19 and younger, and nearly…

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  • 04 Jul 2022
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20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need urgent access to life-saving health care

New York, 4 July 2022 – Close to 20,000 women of childbearing age, including an estimated 2,000 who are currently pregnant, are among those affected by the deadly earthquake that shook the provinces…

20,000 women and girls affected by Afghanistan earthquake need urgent access to…

New York, 4 July 2022 – Close to 20,000 women of childbearing age, including an estimated 2,000 who are currently pregnant, are…

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  • 13 Jun 2022
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Pioneering 25-year-old parliamentarian from Namibia and National Population and Family Planning Board in Indonesia win 2022 UN Population Award

Announced in a virtual ceremony today, the 2022 United Nations Population Award individual laureate is Member of Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, the Honourable Emma Theofelus. Ms. Theofelus is…

Pioneering 25-year-old parliamentarian from Namibia and National Population and…

Announced in a virtual ceremony today, the 2022 United Nations Population Award individual laureate is Member of Parliament of…

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  • 16 May 2022
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UNFPA launches “2 Hours to Life” with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, supporting life-saving maternal health services in Benin, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is partnering with Takeda on 2 Hours to Life, a project that stands to save the lives of approximately one million pregnant women and newborns in…

UNFPA launches “2 Hours to Life” with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited,…

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is partnering with Takeda on 2 Hours to Life, a project that stands to save…

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  • 09 May 2022
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Situation for women and girls in Syria worse than ever before as conflict grinds on

7.3 million women and girls need life-saving sexual and reproductive health services

Situation for women and girls in Syria worse than ever before as conflict…

7.3 million women and girls need life-saving sexual and reproductive health services

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