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UN / POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT LAUNCH

Top United Nations officials stressed that while nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children.

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

UNFPA has been assisting Philippine’s National Police in re-establishing lifesaving services for survivors of gender-based violence while also putting in place mechanisms to ensure that women and girls are protected. UNFPA

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / STATE OF THE WORLD POPULATION REPORT

This year's UNFPA report on "The State of World Population 2013" says that motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth. CH UNTV  

30 Oct 2013 | Read More »

BOSINA / ROMA TEEN PREGNANCY SWOP ADVANCER

Almost half of young Roma women are married before 18 and nearly one third become pregnant while still adolescents. Motherhood can end their education, diminish their job prospects, and keep them from becoming  productive members of society. The State of the World's Population Report will be launched Wednesday inGeneva. UNFPA

29 Oct 2013 | Read More »

MOZAMBIQUE / MATERNAL MORTALITY

In Mozambique, more than half of all young girls are married before the age of 18, one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. And not every adolescent girl or woman there gets the chance to safely deliver their babies. UNFPA

28 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD POPULATION DAY

There are over 600 million girls in the world today, more than 500 million of them in developing countries. They are shaping humanity's present and future. The opportunities and choices girls have during adolescence will enable them to begin adulthood as empowered, active citizens. UNTV/ FILE

11 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / POPULATION

The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations report launched today (13 June), which points out that growth will be mainly in developing countries, with more than half in Africa. UNTV

13 Jun 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / BABATUNDE OSOTIMEHIN

UNFPA is providing life-saving reproductive health services to the more than 120,000 Syrian refugees in the Za'tari camp in Jordan. APTN  

19 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UNFPA / STATE OF WORLD POPULATION REPORT LAUNCH

A new report released today (14 November) finds that additional investments in family planning would save developing countries $11.3 billion a year. UNFPA

14 Nov 2012 | Read More »

UN / CHILD MARRIAGE

As the UN today (11 October) marked the first "International Day of the Girl Child" with calls for the end of child marriage, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was also joined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in denouncing the Taliban's "abhorrent and cowardly" attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yusufzai. UNTV / FILE

11 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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