22 May 2013 - Opinion
The agreed conclusions of the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in March, 2013 promise to protect women and girls from violence and to initiate legislative and policy changes that will improve sexual and reproductive health and uphold reproductive rights. The Commission is a global policy-making group that meets annually to set worldwide standards and to create policies to promote sex equality and women's empowerment. The March session of the Commission focused on the elimination of all types of violence against women and girls.
21 May 2013 - Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 20 May 2013—
Countries around the world will mark the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May, with a variety of events to raise awareness of this neglected health and human rights challenge.
One of the most serious injuries of childbirth, more
04 May 2013 - Feature Story
In an effort to make childbirth safer for ethnic minority women, who typically give birth at home, Viet Nam has trained 1,000 minority midwives from 30 provinces. Chamaléa Thi Thue, from the Rac Lay ethnic group, is one of them.
28 April 2013 - Dispatch
MALE’, the Maldives--
To better prevent and treat cervical cancer, the Ministry of Health and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have begun to promote a new methodology to detect the virus responsible.
19 April 2013 - Press Release
19 April 2013, BANGKOK
- At the first-ever Global Summit on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) that concluded today in Bangkok, governments, UN and development agencies made a global Call to Action to ensure that important life events such as births and deaths as well as the causes of death are registered for every person.
12 April 2013 - Press Release
—The Myanmar Government with support from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, undertook a pilot census exercise from 30 March to 10 April to prepare for a nationwide census in 2014, the country’s first in 30 years.
27 March 2013 - Press Release
Ha Noi, 27 March 2013
- During the past 50 years, many East Asian countries have witnessed a remarkable decline in Total Fertility Rates (TFR) from a high level of 5 or more children per woman in the period 1965-1970 to below the replacement level of 2.1 children per woman in the period 2005-2010. The countries where fertility declined need to foresee the consequences and start preparing for policy response to address the challenges of fertility decline. These key findings were presented today in Ha Noi at the workshop on “Sharing International Experience in Fertility Decline", co-organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam.