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27 February 2018
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Imagine a world where  every pregnancy is wanted  every childbirth is safe and  every young person's potential is fulfilled This is the world we are striving to realize. Our goal is to achieve... Read more
26 February 2018
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Dakar, Senegal – 22 February 2018: The United Nations Population Fund West and Central Africa Regional Office (UNFPA WCARO), in collaboration with the African Group of Ambassadors in Dakar, is to... Read more
6 February 2018
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Latty, 14, was inspired by her mother to call for the elimination of FGM. Luca Zordan for UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS, New York/Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO – Fourteen-year-old Latifatou Compaoré learned the spirit of resistance from her mother. Her mother was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM... Read more
3 February 2018
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Dakar, Senegal - 2 February 2018 - Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake has called on the international community to fully support the implementation of a... Read more
3 February 2018
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Dakar, Al-Hadji Ibrahima Thiaw High School, 3 February 2018 The visit at Al-Hadji Ibrahima Thiaw School was the first of two visits made by the UN Secretary General’s Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake... Read more
3 February 2018
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Youth Envoy Engages with Young People at Outreach Center in Mbour, Senegal
Mbour, Senegal, 3 February, 2018 At Mbour, 85km from Dakar the UN Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake expressed her delight in the work the Youth Centre was doing for young... Read more
2 February 2018
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Dakar, February 2, 2018 The United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake began her First Multi-Country Official Mission to Africa with a resonating speech at the... Read more
1 February 2018
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Fanny, in Malawi, was married at 17. “This was due to pressure from my parents, who were overwhelmed by the deep poverty we were experiencing, but I was not ready,” she said. © UNFPA Malawi
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as a romantic time for couples. Yet millions of children are coupled up before they are ready, often against their wills.... Read more
31 January 2018
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Under the leadership of H.E. the Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Salomón Nguema Owono, the Steering Committee of the Project “Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Bioko Norte and... Read more
23 October 2017
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Hosted by the Government of Senegal, the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage brings together key actors to agree on tangible steps toward ending the practice for good. Dakar 23rd October... Read more

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