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

    23 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nancy Tomee resisted female genital mutilation (FGM) for seven long years, enduring bullying and abuse by her family and community before a local organization intervened on her behalf. Yesterday, Ms. Tomee spoke to dignitaries at the United Nations Headquarters in New York about her efforts to empower other girls to stand up against FGM and other forms of abuse and oppression.
  • World Leaders Commit to Intensify Efforts to Realize Women’s Health, Rights, Equality

    22 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York—More than 140 presidents, heads of government, ministers and high officials from around the world today reaffirmed their countries’ strong political support to the historic International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
  • Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm

    22 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – “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 of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa.
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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

More features

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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Timor Leste: Counting Its Future

In rugged terrain, with no street names, addresses or zip codes, counting people accurately can be a challenge.

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Creating Services for an Ageing Population in Bosnia and Herzegovina

UNFPA addresses opportunities and challenges for the elderly in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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India: A booming population

India continues to face rapid rural to urban migration, as millions of people continue to seek better economic opportunities in its already over-populated cities.

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