Publications

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Realizing the Potential

Annual Report 2013

This annual report  summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
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Population and sustainable development in the Post-2015 agenda

Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics

The Outcome Report of the Global Consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda makes the clearest and strongest case to date why population issues must be integrated in the new development agenda.
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Brief on Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms

Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men’s ideas and behaviors and examines several questions.
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Brief on Sports and the Making of Men

Transforming Gender Norms on the Playing Field

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores ideas on how to transform sport - an important part of the lives of most boys and many men - to encourage gender equitable attitudes and behaviors, to end harmful forms of masculinity, and to transform masculinity in positive ways.
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change

Summary Report of Phase I 2008 - 2013

The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme "Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting [FGM/C): Accelerating Change” was developed in 2007 to protect girls and women by accelerating abandonment of FGM/C and providing care for its consequences. The Programme's novel, culturally sensitive, using a human rights-based approach, and strategically leveraging social dynamics in favor of abandonment, was implemented in 15 African countries from 2008-2013.
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Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013

Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank and the United Nations Population Division

Globally, there were an estimated 289,000 maternal deaths in 2013, a decline of 45 per cent from 1990. The global maternal mortality rate (MMR) in 2013 was 210 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, down from 380 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 1990. However, hidden within these figures are enormous inequalities: The MMR in developing regions was 14 times higher than in developed regions.
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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014

A Universal Pathway. A Woman's Right to Health

The State of the World’s Midwifery (SoWMy) 2014 presents findings on midwifery from 73 low and middle- income countries. The report, produced by UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several other partners, shows the progress and trends that have taken place since the inaugural 2011 edition, and also identifies the barriers and challenges to future progress.
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Realizing the Potential

Annual Report 2013

This annual report  summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.
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Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

A call to action based on an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America

Violence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide and cuts across all socio-economic groups. This new collaborative study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude, nature and context of violence experienced specifically by indigenous girls, adolescents and young women.
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Engaging Men and Boys: A Brief Summary of UNFPA Experience and Lessons Learned

Integrating work with men and boys into core areas of the UNFPA mandate at country, regional and global levels.

This report aims to support the work of UNFPA and partners by presenting a background and rationale for engaging men and boys. It illustrates a range of initiatives that have engaged men and boys for the promotion of gender equality as well as sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
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Financial Resource Flows For Population Activities

2011

This report is intended to be a tool for donor and developing country Governments, multilateral organizations and agencies, private foundations and NGOs to monitor progress in achieving the financial resource targets agreed to at the ICPD.
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 How to order

In an effort to keep printing costs down, almost all UNFPA publications are made available for free online in electronic format, as PDF and Word documents. Some are also published as web pages (html), such as the State of World Population and the UNFPA Annual Report.

Requests for printed publications will be handled based on availability. To request a printed publication, please e-mail publication@unfpa.org.