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UN / ELIASSON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that major progress has taken place since the landmark Cairo population conference in 1994, but that major challenges remain. He said that gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide "yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for [...]

7 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / KOREAN MEDICAL CLINIC

A clinic originally established by the Korean Medical unit to provide medical assistance for its soldiers and UNMISS personnel extends its clinical facilities to the displaced sheltering at the UN base in Bor. UNMISS

22 Feb 2014 | Read More »

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 »

SOMALIA / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

In Somaliland, only a third of women giving birth have any kind of skilled personnel with them, in rural areas the numbers are much lower. Now, a three-year-long programme co-funded by the European Commission that targets maternal and newborn health inSomalilandand Puntland is slowly changing this reality. UNICEF

2 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TOILET DAY WRAP

With its first official observance of World Toilet Day, the United Nations today (19 November) called on the international community to help break taboos around toilets, which are still out of reach to more than one-third of the global population, and make sanitation a global development priority. UNTV

19 Nov 2013 | Read More »

INDIA/ MATERNAL INFANT MORTALITY

Only a few years ago, Madhya Pradesh was plagued with high infant and maternal mortality rates. But now, innovative health centres, neo-natal care units, call centres and ambulances have turned those statistics around. UNICEF says that eight out of ten women are delivering at hospital and the region has recorded the lowest maternal mortality in [...]

1 Nov 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 »

UNEP / LEAD PAINT LAUNCH

More than 90 years after theLeague of Nationscalled for a ban on lead in paint, and despite the existence of many safe alternatives, young children and pregnant mothers in the developing world are still exposed to high levels of the dangerous toxin through unsafe paints. UNEP / FILE/ARCHIVE

22 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 »

GA / MDGs WRAP

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that "Much of the low-hanging fruit has been harvested" in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), but "What remains are the toughest challenges."  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said achieving MDG 5 targets in improving maternal health  "can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year" and "spare lasting [...]

23 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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