UNFPA News

21 April 2014 - Dispatch

Amid Crisis in South Sudan, Youth Continue to Hope for a Brighter Future

JUBA, South Sudan – In 2011, Jamal Deng, 23, joined his war-weary countrymen in celebrating South Sudan’s independence after a devastating and protracted conflict with the North. Like for many young people in South Sudan, independence had ushered in the promise of a new era. Today, Deng is among an estimated 800,000 people displaced inside South Sudan by a new wave of violence that broke out in December. more

18 April 2014 - Press Release

UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people. more
17 April 2014 - Dispatch

‘Task Shifting’ brings Emergency Maternity Care to Burkina Faso Women

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Aminata Kouanda, 20, arrived at the Koupela health post, in eastern Burkina Faso, suffering complications late in her pregnancy. She faced the risk of uterine rupture and required an emergency Caesarean section, a procedure that had long been unavailable outside major urban hospitals. But thanks to 'task shifting', the movement of emergency procedures from specialists to basic health facilities, Ms. Kouanda was able to access the surgery, saving her life and that of her baby. more
17 April 2014 - Media Advisory

Decision Makers, Development Experts, Lawmakers, Meet in Stockholm to Reinforce Importance of Population Issues to Future Development Agenda

UNITED NATIONS, New York — Parliamentarians and development experts from across the world will meet in Stockholm on 23 -25 April to review successes and challenges in achieving the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). They will also discuss ways to ensure that the rights of women and young people and their sexual and reproductive well-being remain a priority in any future development efforts. more
17 April 2014 - Press Release

UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people. more
16 April 2014 - Dispatch

Midwives Heed Call to Save Mothers

JUBA, South Sudan – Armed with a broad smile, Jennifer Ikokole ushers expectant mothers into a makeshift tent at the sprawling Tomping civilian protection camp in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. As the current crisis takes its toll on the population, the tent serves both as a maternity ward and a maternal and child health clinic. more
15 April 2014 - Press Release

Link TV in Collaboration with UNDPI, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women Presents theTelevision Premiere of the UN Concert Event

New York, NY – Link TV, the American satellite television network and global content provider, in cooperation with the UN Department of Public Information (UNDPI), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), presents the television premiere of the United Nations concert event, RAISE YOUR VOICE TO END FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, with Grammy Award® winning artist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. more
15 April 2014 - Dispatch

Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. more
14 April 2014 - Statement

Conclusions of the 2014 Commission on Population and Development

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the conclusions of the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development, which reaffirmed the groundbreaking and forward-looking Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). more

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