Population Trends and Policies in the UNECE Region
With the 20-year anniversary of the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on the horizon, the UN General Assembly asked the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to lead a global process aimed at taking stock of the progress that has been made in implementing the Programme of Action adopted by the ICPD in Cairo in 1994, and at identifying priorities for the future.
Road-Mapping a Total Market Approach for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Commodity Security
In Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), the challenge of sustaining access to reproductive health commodity security (RHCS) is due to poor commitment of governments to invest in affordable and accessible reproductive health commodities, especially contraceptives. Progress toward RHCS is also challenged by political, economic, and structural changes including health sector reforms. Since most of the countries in the region are middle-income countries (MICs), a very limited amount of reproductive health commodities are provided by development partners
State of the World Population 2013 Report
Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth, according to The State of World Population 2013, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, teenage pregnancy is on the decline, but some countries still have high – and in some cases even increasing – adolescent birth rates. And some population groups, such as national minorities, are particularly affected.