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  • Statement of the Executive Director on The State of World Population 2014 report

    18 November 2014

    Welcome to the launch of The State of World Population 2014, “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future.” Never before have there been so many young people. Never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress.  
  • World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

    18 November 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
  • Huge potential for economic growth requires fulfilling the promise of youth, flagship report says

    18 November 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Never before have there been so many young people – never again is there likely to be such potential for economic and social progress,” Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA’s Executive Director, said today at the launch of the agency’s flagship report, The State of World Population 2014. The vast majority of the world’s 1.8 billion young people – those between ages 10 and 24 – live in developing countries. With proper investment in their education, health, human rights and welfare, these countries could see their economies soar, the report says.
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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.

MORE at video.unfpa.org

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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