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Fact Sheet for United Nations Population Fund

Homepage: http://www.unfpa.org/
Description: UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
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UNFPA helps train medical teachers in effective methods of teaching the basics of reproductive healt

02/10/2014 12:44Asia-PlusViews: 12DUSHANBE, October 2, 2014, Asia-Plus -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office in Tajikistan helps train medical teachers in effective methods of teaching the basics of reproductive health and family ... [Published Asia Plus - 2 hours ago]
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Minister: Women’s groups needed to raise status

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Sofia Akbar has urged all women’s groups to actively work with the ministry in raising women’s status and profiling.Mrs Akbar made this call during her discussions with members of the Fiji ... [Published Fiji Sun - 9 hours ago]
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For safe deliveries

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International Day of Older Persons: Elderly Indians not happy, but do we really care?

New Delhi, Oct 1: On October 1 every year we celebrate the International day of Older Persons.On December 14, 1990 the United Nations mkGeneral Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons and the first holiday was observed ... [Published Oneindia - 17 hours ago]
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Bearing witness to a revolution in women’s health and rights - 01 October 2014

An interview with Jordan’s famous ‘Mama Munira’Munira Sha'ban, Jordan's celebrated midwife (centre), with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNFPA Director Dianne Stewart. Photo credit: UNFPA/Omar KasrawiUNITED NATIONS, New York – Next ... [Published UNFPA - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Armenia’s population is ageing – UNFPA official

People aged 60 and above make about 13 percent of Armenia’s population, Garik Hayrapetyan, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Armenia Assistant Representative, told reporters on Wednesday. This means that the country has ageing population, said the ... [Published PANORAMA.am - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Uganda: Gulu Gets Shelter for Victims of Violence

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First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Zimbabwe’s Family Planning Dilemma

Asia-Pacific , Civil Society , Democracy , Development & Aid , Editors' Choice , Featured , Gender , Global Governance , Headlines , Health , Human Rights , Population , Poverty & MDGs , Projects , Regional Categories , Women's HealthThere has been an ... [Published Inter Press Service - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Executive Director's Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of Older Persons - 01 October 2014

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 ... [Published UNFPA - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

UNFPA donates four ambulances

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First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

UNFPA aid for developing Belarus' state policy on healthcare

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First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Strengthening gender equality and enhancing women and girls' empowerment

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World: Statement by the Executive Director to t... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 26 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: World At the Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board 2014 Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Executive Board,Colleagues and friends,Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here with you ...
Iraq: Women, Girls Face Escalating Risk of Viol... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 30 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Iraq UNITED NATIONS, New York – With nearly one million people currently displaced throughout North and Western Iraq, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warns that about 250,000 women and girls, including nearly ...
occupied Palestinian territory: UNFPA Alarmed O... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 25 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: occupied Palestinian territory UNITED NATIONS, New York —UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is deeply concerned about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women’s health and their access to safe births. ...
Iraq: UNFPA deploys support for women, girls am... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Iraq, Saudi Arabia Medical and other assistance delivered in affected areas UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorates, the humanitarian needs of women and youth are multiplying. ...
Iraq: UNFPA established the first soccer field ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 20 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic Duhok, Iraq— The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), this week, inaugurated the first soccer pitch in the Domiz Camp for Syrian Refugees to enable the youth there exercise their favorite ...
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