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Fact Sheet for United Nations Population Fund

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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Multi-million Dollar Partnership for Sahel’s Development to be Reinforced by African Governments, UN, World Bank - 18 September 2014

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A major initiative by the World Bank Group and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will enable countries in the troubled Sahel region to better invest in the well-being of their women and young people, particularly girls, ... [Published UNFPA - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Parents Crucial in Condomize Campaign - Govt

By Robert NayejaThyolo — Deputy Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Symon Maliko has appealed to parents and guardians to encourage the youths to use a condom if they cannot abstain from indulging in sex to control the spread of HIV.Maliko made ... [Published - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Teenage pregnancy high in Sunyani West District

Out of the number 109 had normal deliveries while 150 underwent caesarean section, and 455 teenagers accessed family planning services.Madam Eva Aryee, Sunyani West District Director of Health Service announced this at a durbar on Family Planning and ... [Published Ghana News Agency - 10 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Minister Bathabile Dlamini addresses UN Assembly side event on sexual reproductive health and rights, 19 Sept

Minister Dlamini to address UN Assembly side event on sexual reproductive health and rights18 Sep 2014The South African Government will on 19 September host a side event in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) during the United Nations ... [Published South African Government - 10 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Côte d'Ivoire: UNOCI educates teachers’ wives in Guiglo on gender-based violence

Source: UN Operation in Côte d'IvoireCountry: Côte d'Ivoire The association of teachers’ wives in Guiglo (532 km north-west of Abidjan) recently attended an awareness-raising meeting on gender-based violence organized by the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Your views - Influence of religion in ensuring dignity for all

Influence of religion in ensuring dignity for allBy Online Editor9:31 pm GMT+12, 17/09/2014, FijiBy Ariela ZibiahPrior to affirmation the world did not end at the horizon and the consequential influx of exploration fleets into the South Seas, island communities ... [Published Pacific Islands News Association - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cuban Achievements on Population and Development Goals Extoled

Marcela Suanzo, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), asserted on Tuesday in Havana that over half a century ago Cuba started to meet the agreements adopted by the International Population ... [Published Radio Angulo - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Gender equality guaranteed in Tunisia's new constitution - 17 September 2014

TUNIS/NEW YORK – Tunisia’s adoption of a constitution guaranteeing equal rights and protection from gender-based violence is a huge step forward for women and girls, says Meherzia Laabidi, the vice-president of the country’s National Constituent Assembly. ... [Published UNFPA - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Tanzania: Combating Tanzania's High Child Marriage Rates

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — Happiness Rhobi, in the Mara Region of Tanzania, was 12 years old when her parents decided she was old enough to be married. They pulled her from school, planned to have her undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and prepared ... [Published - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 3 reports

Cupid bags export order worth Rs 24 mn

Nashik based company Cupid, announced that it has received additional orders worth Rs 24 million from the UN Population fund UNFPA Copenhagen, Denmark. This order is for to supply male condoms to countries in Europe, Central Asia and Africa by March ... [Published MyIris - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan: Against All the Odds: Maternity and Mortality in Afghanistan

Source: Inter Press ServiceCountry: Afghanistan KABUL, Sep 16 2014 (IPS) - Nasrin Mohamadi, a mother of four, has promised herself never to set foot in an Afghan public hospital again. After her first experience in a maternity ward, she has lost all faith ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

UNFPA donates 4m female condoms to Nigeria

The Association for Reproductive and Family Health has expressed concern over the low patronage of female condoms in Nigeria, saying only 13 per cent of the population are aware of their existence.The ARFH also advised women to fix condoms into the vagina ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Sep 17 2014]
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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 ...
South Sudan: UNFPA provides urgent relief to fl... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Mar 29 2014]
Source: UN Population FundCountry: Burundi, Mozambique, South Sudan Sudan — The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA and other humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan are preparing for possible flooding with the onset of the rainy season, which ...
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. ...
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