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  • Combating Tanzania’s high child marriage rates

    15 September 2014

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Happiness Rhobi, in the Mara Region of Tanzania, was 12 years old when her parents decided she was old enough to be married. They pulled her from school, planned to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and prepared to marry her off to a man of their choosing. A new initiative aims to protect girls like Happiness from the pressure to marry while still children.
  • UNFPA to Promote Rights of Women, Young People, as World Marks 1994 Cairo Population Conference during UN General Assembly

    15 September 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, New York—The health and rights of women and young people, particularly girls, will be the focus of various events that will be held during the 69th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly, which starts here tomorrow.
  • Pregnant women forced to flee escalating crisis in Iraq

    11 September 2014

    DUHOK, Iraq – With hostilities nearing her village in northern Iraq, 30-year-old Khawla had little choice but to flee – while she was eight months pregnant. She and her seven children spent days on the run before Khawla gave birth in a UNFPA-assisted hospital.
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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

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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 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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