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  • In one girl's stand against child marriage, a path forward for development

    29 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was age 16, my father wanted me to marry a 25-year-old man named Alhamza,” Nana told a room full of dignitaries and leaders at a high-level panel discussion on child marriage at the United Nations last week. Child marriage is a human rights violation, yet it is all too common.
  • Leaders pledge to help end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation

    26 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – 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 generation. This was the central message of a high-level event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters yesterday, where donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in support of the Every Woman Every Child movement.
  • Youth Envoy shines spotlight on young people’s development priorities

    25 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – 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 be included in these plans, UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, said at a high-level event this morning.
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State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood

Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union.

Evaluation Report

Accelerating Change

The joint evaluation assesses the extent to which the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme has accelerated the abandonment of FGM/C in 15 programme countries.

Syria Crisis

Campaign to End Fistula

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New Report

State of World's Midwifery Report
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The new report, released in June 2014, features newly collected data on midwifery services.

Resource Page

Census Portal
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The census portal offers country-specific census resources and results as well as technical materials to assist countries in the successful conduct of their census conduct.

Multimedia

Population Situation Analysis
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This multimedia exhibit and e-learning course aims to help countries plan according to their own population dynamics.

MDG5b

Latest Indicators
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A tool for comparing, analyzing and visualizing more than 20 indicators related to reproductive health.

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Youth in transit. Adolescent Pregnancy

30 Oct 2013 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the 2013 State of the World Population report focusing on adolescent pregnancy.

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