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23 May 2016
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ISTANBUL—An unprecedented commitment by countries across the world to scale-up investments in sexual and reproductive health to end all preventable maternal deaths of women, girls and newborns in crises, was announced... Read more
27 April 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Carmen Barroso, a Brazilian social scientist with long commitment to population causes, and the Childbirth in Dignity Foundation, a Polish organization promoting improved quality of care for... Read more
30 March 2016
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SANA’A, Yemen – A year of conflict in Yemen has led to 21.2 million people requiring some form of humanitarian assistance, with nearly half of them being women and girls. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is... Read more
18 March 2016
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BEIJING, 18 March 2016 – A new phase has been agreed for South-South Cooperation on Population and Development, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and underpinned by the principles of the Programme... Read more
15 March 2016
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NEW YORK—Acclaimed humanitarian, actor and writer, Ashley Judd, was appointed UNFPA’s newest Goodwill Ambassador today.
11 March 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—Despite advances in recent years, girls continue to suffer from discrimination and exclusion just because they are young and female, warned Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA... Read more
8 March 2016
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NEW YORK — A new multi-country initiative to accelerate action to end child marriage will help protect the rights of millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls, UNICEF and UNFPA said on International Women’s Day.
8 February 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York –Diana Kendi Makale, a journalist from Kenya, was selected as the winner of the first Efua Dorkenoo Pan African Award for Reportage on Female Genital Mutilation. Ms. Makale, who works for the... Read more
3 February 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is seeking $107.1 million to meet the urgent needs of more than 5 million women and girls from Syria affected by the world’s largest humanitarian... Read more
25 January 2016
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – President Joko Widodo, of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and numerous global leaders at the... Read more

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