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State of the World Population
PARAGUAY: Some Progress in SRH But Still More to Do
TAJIKISTAN: UNFPA Holds Annual Review
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Human Development in Bashkortostan Explored
KOSOVO: Population Forecast 2011-2061 Report Introduced
BELARUS: Family and Marriage Patterns Reveal Changes
01 October 2014 - Statement
Executive Director's Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of Older Persons
On this 24th International Day of Older Persons, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the worldwide celebration of longevity and acknowledges the contributions that older persons make to their families, communities and societies. We celebrate the fact that more people are living longer and healthier lives. This is due to improvements in nutrition, sanitation, medical science, health care, education and economic well-being.
01 October 2014 - Dispatch
Bearing witness to a revolution in women’s health and rights
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Next year, Munira Sha’ban will celebrate her 50th year working as a nurse and midwife. Her career has taken her all over the world, to the halls of the United Nations, and, through a televised health show, into the homes of thousands of Jordanian families. In this interview with Ms. Sha’ban, she explains how the steady advancement of human rights has come to some of the most vulnerable women and girls – and what more must be done.
29 September 2014 - Dispatch
In one girl's stand against child marriage, a path forward for development
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was age 16, my father wanted me to marry a 25-year-old man named Alhamza,” Nana told a room full of dignitaries and leaders at a high-level panel discussion on child marriage at the United Nations last week. Child marriage is a human rights violation, yet it is all too common.
26 September 2014 - Dispatch
Leaders pledge to help end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths within a generation
UNITED NATIONS, New York – By improving access to essential sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning and safe delivery care – preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths could be eliminated within a generation. This was the central message of a high-level event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters yesterday, where donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in support of the Every Woman Every Child movement.
25 September 2014 - Dispatch
Youth Envoy shines spotlight on young people’s development priorities
UNITED NATIONS, New York – The future of global development is high on the agenda as world leaders convene at the United Nations in New York for the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. Young people – their needs and their priorities – must be included in these plans, UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, said at a high-level event this morning.
24 September 2014 - Dispatch
Universal quality education impossible without upholding girls’ and young people’s rights
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Gender equality and the rights of young people are essential requirements for delivering quality education to all, said heads of state, leading education advocates and United Nations principals at a high-level event held at the UN today, during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly.
24 September 2014 - Dispatch
UNFPA programme to help turn climate information into action
UNITED NATIONS, New York – World leaders committed to take decisive action to address global climate change at yesterday’s historic United Nations Climate Summit. Among these commitments, leaders pledged to promote the resilience of vulnerable communities to climate-related disasters; an innovative UNFPA programme will play a key role in these efforts.
23 September 2014 - Dispatch
Seven years of resistance: One girl’s fight against FGM
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Nancy Tomee resisted female genital mutilation (FGM) for seven long years, enduring bullying and abuse by her family and community before a local organization intervened on her behalf. Yesterday, Ms. Tomee spoke to dignitaries at the United Nations Headquarters in New York about her efforts to empower other girls to stand up against FGM and other forms of abuse and oppression.
22 September 2014 - Dispatch
Empowering girls key to Africa's success, leaders affirm
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “With significant investments in the education of young girls, sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents, as well as women’s empowerment in our counties, we will change the face of the Sahel,” President of Chad Idriss Déby said at the United Nations today, during a high-level panel on the potential of young people to drive economic growth in the Sahel region of Africa. Only by investing in the skills and rights of young people – particularly adolescent girls – can the region take advantage of a demographic dividend, a key opportunity to improve livelihoods and living standards, the leaders present said.
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Interview with Kate Gilmore, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme)