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21 May 2014
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Providing Support for the Chibok Girls and their Families

As I have stated before, I was shocked and appalled by the abduction of 276 young girls in Chibok in the north of Nigeria from the safety of their school. These girls are our daughters and sisters.... Read more

19 May 2014
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Senegal releases preliminary census results in record time thanks to UNFPA support

Senegal has 12,873,601 inhabitants in 2013. For the first time in the history of census in Senegal, preliminary data are available in a record time of three months. This speed in data processing was... Read more

14 May 2014
Statement

Families matter for the achievement of development goals

Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, the world community recognized that families, in their various forms, should be strengthened and enjoy... Read more

7 May 2014
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Abduction of Nigerian girls demands global response

Today more than 200 school girls will wake up to another day in an unthinkable nightmare. Three weeks ago, they were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to... Read more

6 May 2014
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United Nations agencies report steady progress in saving mothers’ lives

GENEVA / NEW YORK | 6 May 2014 – New United Nations* data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289, 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth... Read more

30 April 2014
Statement

Concerted efforts required to scale up midwifery skills

Globally, in the past two decades, maternal death has declined by nearly half. In the same period, skilled birth attendance has increased by 15 per cent, with two out of three deliveries worldwide... Read more

25 April 2014
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Ivorian government and UNFPA tackle teenage pregnancy in schools

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire – Faced with the alarming number of pregnancies recorded among students in primary and secondary schools, more than 5000 cases in 2013 alone, the Ivorian government launched a... Read more

17 April 2014
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UN accelerates progress in reproductive, maternal and child health in Guinea Bissau

Bissau, Guinea – Bissau - Five United Nations agencies are implementing together the H4+ Initiative , with funding from the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA), to accelerate progress towards achieving... Read more

17 April 2014
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Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth

United Nations, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was... Read more

8 April 2014
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How has the world changed in the last 20 years?

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... Read more

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