For two days on his first visit to Colombia, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director and Under - Secretary General of United Nations was able to see up close the country progress in regards to their acomplishments on the Millennium Development Goals - MDGs # 5: teen pregnancy prevention and reduction of maternal mortality. »more (más en español)
The Regional Conference on Population and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean calls on the States to guarantee reproductive rights and a universal access to sexual and reproductive health care
The 2012 meeting of the ECLAC Special Committee on Population and Development, held in Quito with the participation of 30 Member States plus intergovernmental and United Nations organizations, ended with an agreement to transform itself into the Regional Conference on Population and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean. »more (más en español)
Guatemala hosted the Regional Meeting of South-South Cooperation between Andean and Central American countries: Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Sexual Violence, organized with the purpose of recognizing the experience and successful results of the Andean Plan for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy (PLANEA) and the Regional reduce impunity, access to justice and prevention of sexual violence. This meeting, sponsored by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Population Fund of the United Nations, UNFPA, and the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation, AECID, allowed the retrieval of lessons applicable to the Latin American realities that affect the lives of thousands of children, adolescents and young women in our countries. »more (más en español)
“Smile Clinics” are being inaugurated in Haiti to provide all the reproductive health services, with qualified personnel to ensure basic emergency obstetrical and neonatal care.
These centers, located in Petite Place Cazeau (Northeast of Port-au-Prince), Marigot (Southeast of Haiti) and Jean Denis (Northwest of Haiti), are an addition to the Béthanie clinic (South of Port-au-Prince), which is already providing maternal health services since April and has an average of 100 deliveries per month. »more (más en español)
The number of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, says a new report, Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, released today on International Day of Older Persons by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and HelpAge International. »more (más en español)