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31 December 2015
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The world will make history tomorrow by officially launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the new development agenda that promises to lift millions of people from poverty, save and improve the lives of... Read more
10 December 2015
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Today, we mark the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of two landmark international treaties. Together, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International... Read more
25 November 2015
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One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.
30 October 2015
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes the important announcement by the Government of China that couples across the country may have two children, thereby moving away from the so-called “one-child policy”... Read more
17 October 2015
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To lift people out of poverty, countries will need stronger and better social protection systems. But to sustainably eradicate poverty, they will need to create many more jobs.
11 October 2015
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Today, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to focus on the power of girls to drive progress and transform our world.
1 October 2015
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Population ageing and urbanization are major global issues of the 21st century. While cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and over is also rising. Rapid urbanization is challenging both national... Read more
12 August 2015
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Young people are driving change towards a better future for all in every corner of the world. They are leading global action on climate change, campaigning to end discrimination, speaking out to uphold democracy and the... Read more
11 July 2015
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Women and adolescent girls also face much greater risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, violence and forced marriage during conflicts and natural disasters. One of the priorities of UNFPA, the United Nations Population... Read more
15 June 2015
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to pause and consider the extent of the heinous crime of abuse of older persons. Millions of older persons around the world are... Read more

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