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13 July 2016
Dispatch
Investing in African teenage girls to save Africa's future © UNFPA The people of West and Central Africa are young – nearly two-thirds haven’t yet celebrated their 24th birthday. This young... Read more
5 July 2016
Press Release
Mr. Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director of UNFPA West and Central Africa; Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Regional Director of URI-Africa and Representative of URI to the African Union and Mr. Serge Bounda,... Read more
28 June 2016
In the News
DIFFA, Niger/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000... Read more
16 June 2016
Dispatch
“In a community where I advocate for the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM), pregnant women are abandoned during childbirth. Hajiya (I never got to know her real name) was a victim. She... Read more
14 June 2016
Media Advisory
12 June 2016. Senegal is hosting the 11th Global Meeting of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Network from 20 to 24 June 2016. The deliberations will take place in Dakar (King Fahd Palace Hotel)... Read more
10 June 2016
Dispatch
Daresalam Camp in Lake Chad Region, Chad – "I am MARIAM, a nomad girl, a beneficiary of the UNFPA clinic that will save my life and that of my future baby".  Daresalam camp harbours refugees who fled... Read more
23 May 2016
Dispatch
Zainab Baubau a 32-year-old fistula patient, recalls the pain and complications related to the death of her infant son 19 years ago during childbirth. At the age of 12, she developed obstetric... Read more
22 May 2016
In the News
In July 2006, African Union Heads of States and Governments adopted the African Youth Charter, during the 7th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit in Banjul, The Gambia. The African Youth... Read more
19 May 2016
Media Advisory
“When countries invest in their youth and create opportunities for them, they pave the way to sustainable development.” “We have a global resource that until now has been largely overlooked, and it... Read more
14 May 2016
Press Release
Dhaka, (14/5/2016): A High-level South-South Exchange on Population Policy and Reproductive health between Bangladesh and six Sahel countries kicked off on Saturday afternoon at the Lake Shore Hotel... Read more

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