World Population Report 2012 women's right to family planning

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World Population Report 2012

More than 222 million women around the world would like to use family planning but cannot, says Richard Kollodge, editor of the State of the World Population Report 2012. The theme of this year's report, By Choice, Not by Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development, emphasizes a woman's right to decide on the number and spacing of her children and the benefits that result. Gerry Adams spoke to Mr. Kollodge about the report.

New 24/7 health centre saves lives in Indian village

Indian children playing

For thousands of people in the Indian village of Chharch, there used to be no choice but to travel at least 40 km to the closest health facility in an emergency. But a round-the-clock maternal and child health centre is helping to save lives. We hear more from Dianne Penn on this feature adapted from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Female photographer chronicles progress in Timor-Leste


Martine Perret

Martine Perret's photographs of Timor-Leste have chronicled the steady social and economic progress made by the country as it transitioned from conflict to stability. The current UN mission, UNMIT, was established in 2006 to help the country with national reconciliation. Ms. Perret joined in 2007. As UNMIT draws to a close at the end of 2012, Dianne Penn spoke to Ms. Perret about her career, asking her first when it began.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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