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Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project (SWEDD)

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This booklet presents the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend (SWEDD) regional initiative. The SWEDD is the result of a joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group, is a response to a call made by the presidents of the six Sahel countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
The overall goal of the project is to accelerate the demographic transition, to spur the demographic dividend, and to reduce gender inequality in the Sahel region.
Since its official launch in November 2015, the initiative has grown and is proceeding rapidly. Full steam ahead.

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African Youth Charter Commemoration - Accelerating Youth Development in Africa (#AUBanjulPlus10) - Newsletter 4

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21st to 25th of May 2016. The theme of the event is: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa.
There is an important link between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

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African Youth Charter Commemoration - Accelerating Youth Development in Africa (#AUBanjulPlus10) - Newsletter 4

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21st to 25th of May 2016. The theme of the event is: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa.
There is an important link therefore between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

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African Youth Charter Commemoration - Accelerating Youth Development in Africa (#AUBanjulPlus10) - Newsletter 3

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21st to 25th of May 2016. The theme of the event is: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa.
There is an important link therefore between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

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African Youth Charter Commemoration - Accelerating Youth Development in Africa (#AUBanjulPlus10) - Newsletter 2

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21st to 25th of May 2016. The theme of the event is: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa.
Under the guidance of the African Union Commission and with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other partners, the National Youth Council is coordinating this youth summit and high-level forum. There is an important link therefore between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

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African Youth Charter Commemoration - Accelerating Youth Development in Africa (#AUBanjulPlus10) - Newsletter 1

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This newsletter captures the proceedings and highlights of the #AUBanjulPlus10 - Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the African Youth Charter - from 21st to 25th of May 2016. The theme of the event is: "Accelerating Youth Development in Africa.
Under the guidance of the African Union Commission and with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and other partners, the National Youth Council is coordinating this youth summit and high-level forum. There is an important link therefore between the discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development. 

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UNFPA in Nigeria - Quarterly Newsletter 02

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This quarter, UNFPA activities in Nigeria were youth centered, from the launch of  the national response to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation to the global technology platform developed to promote access to comprehensive reproductive health education and the multi-sectoral youth programming in Cross Rivers State; the Fund has been relentless in ensuring that every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA also urged the quick adoption of the rejected “gender and equal opportunities bill” when it is reintroduced to the Nigerian Senate.

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Creating high level visibility for humanitarian interventions in Nigeria

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This document highlights the good practices of the UNFPA Nigeria Country office in creating visibility for the Fund in humanitarian context. Visibility is a key concern to any institution and for the UNFPA Nigeria Country office, the baton was on us to demonstrate results in humanitarian settings to internal and external partners at both the national, regional and global level.

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Collaboration entre UNFPA et l'Association des Chefs Traditionnels du Niger (ACTN)

Les Chefs Traditionnels du Niger: Mortalité maternelle, Mariage des enfants, Dividende démographique

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UNFPA et l'Association des Chefs Traditionnels du Niger (ACTN) ont signé un partenariat pour des séances de sensibilisation sur les thématiques de UNFPA (Mortalité maternelle, Mariage des enfants, Dividende démographique).
 
En décembre 2015, le 4è Forum a eu lieu à Dosso (Niger) et voici le Rapport imagé de cet important événement pour UNFPA Niger.
 
Depuis 2012, chaque fin d'année, nous nous réunissons avec eux pour faire le bilan des activités menées et programmer celles de l'année suivante. 

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Midwives committed to the abandonment of FGM!

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Midwives play a key role not only in averting maternal and newborn deaths, but also in promoting good health in communities as a whole. FGM is a deeply entrenched cultural practice and many midwives face significant social pressure from the community to perform it. Midwives are however ill equipped to resist this pressure because the majority of midwives have not received formal training and education on FGM.

 

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