Bissau, Guinea – Bissau - Five United Nations agencies are implementing together the
, with funding from the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA), to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 i.e. reducing maternal mortality from 790 deaths to 228 deaths per 100,000 live births and infant mortality from 161 deaths to 70 deaths per 1,000 live births by December 2015.
United Nations, New York –
Twenty years ago, in 1994, the international community gathered in Cairo to explore how the world was changing and how those changes were affecting the most vulnerable. At the meeting, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the world agreed that population issues – including voluntary family planning, maternal and child death, migration, and gender equality – are not just about counting people, but about making sure that every person counts.