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25 September 2013
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African youths at core to identify population, development priorities

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Over 150 African youth representatives, who gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24th to 25th September 2013, identified their priorities for population and development... Read more

13 September 2013
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Anti-FGM/C fatwa, a major leap for campaign in Guinea-Bissau

Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) After several years of campaigning to end one of the most harmful traditional practices affecting women in Guinea Bissau i.e. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), the... Read more

4 September 2013
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UN works to better address needs of people exposed to HIV

Dakar (Senegal) - A training workshop on HIV and "key populations" was held in Dakar, Senegal from 3rd to 5th September 2013 in a bid to strengthen the capacity of United Nations staff in the West... Read more

3 September 2013
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Forced Marriage: My own family betrayed me...

Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) Early marriage in Guinea Bissau is a common practice. Though it is prohibited, the enforcement of the law is still very difficult. Here, 14 years old Judite narrates her recent... Read more

22 August 2013
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6th Togo CPD continues promoting right to health, equal opportunity

Lome (Togo) - The 6th cooperation programme between the Government of Togo and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Country Programme Document (CPD 2014-2018) was presented to... Read more

20 August 2013
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WHD2013: the world needs more…Choices, UNFPA’s Director says

Dakar (Senegal) As the world marks the World Humanitarian Day on 19th August whose 2013 campaign theme asks “What do you think the world needs more of?” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),... Read more

8 August 2013
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1st census in 29 years has been crucial for 2013 elections in Togo

Lome (Togo) - In a bid to end a twenty-nine year dataless period, Togo carried out its 4th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) in 2010, with financial and technical support from the... Read more

6 August 2013
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AU launches annual award to protect motherhood in Africa

Dakar (Senegal) The African Union (AU) has launched an annual prize for excellence in maternal, newborn and child health called “Mama Afrika Award” named after late renowned South African singer and... Read more

6 August 2013
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African states decide to act for mother, child health

Johannesburg (South Africa) The African Union (AU) member states took a major step forward by adopting an Action Plan to accelerate the improvement of maternal, neonatal and child health at the end... Read more

30 July 2013
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UNFPA relieves people affected by Malian crisis

Bamako (Mali) The armed rebellion in the north of the country in early 2012, followed by the coup in March 2012 and the occupation of two-thirds of the territory by armed Islamist groups as well as... Read more

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