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7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR) Newsletter 1

This newlstter captures the proceedings and highlights of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR) from 8th – 12th February 2016. The theme of the event was: "Realising the Demographic Dividend in Africa. The Critical Importance of Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights." This event was hosted by Curious Minds Ghana under the distinguished patronage of the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and President of the African First Ladies Against HIV & AIDS (OAFLA), Her Excellency Dr. Lordina Mahama. The UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin delivered the keynote address. 

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REALIZING THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND: Empowering and protecting young people across West and Central Africa

UNFPA promotes the empowerment of young people in order to build resilience, address instability and combat the rise of extremism. We want to create a conducive environment for harnessing the Demographic Dividend and contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

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UNFPA in Nigeria - Quarterly Newsletter 01

In this quarterly newsletter and in the subsequent ones to follow, you will read about our interventions in the area of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Adolescent Health care; population development strategies; response to gender based violence; gender equality and humanitarian response in Nigeria.

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Regional consultation meeting with Faith-Based Organizations and Leaders on Reproductive Health and the Demographic Dividend

At a time when the international community is poised and hopeful about the transition from the millennium development goals to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030, Africa must address a fundamental question on how to bring significant and sustainable improvements to people’s lives with the current prospects for population growth.

If we are to achieve this, faith-based organizations and leaders must play a crucial role. They are key role models and opinion leaders. They influence the way their communities
engage with and decide on issues. They also influence how well these communities accept health services.

 

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FINAL REPORT: Regional Consultation meeting with Faith Based Leaders on Reproductive Health and Demographic Dividend

At a time when the international community is poised and hopeful about the transition from the millennium development goals to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030, Africa must address a fundamental question on how to bring significant and sustainable improvements to people’s lives with the current prospects for population growth.

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State of World Population 2015

We live in a world where humanitarian crises extract mounting costs from economies, communities and individuals.

Wars and natural disasters make the headlines, at least initially.

Less visible but also costly are the crises of fragility, vulnerability and growing inequality, confining millions of people to the most tenuous hopes for peace and development. 

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Maternal Health Thematic Fund: Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund analyses the first year of operation of Phase II of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund. The Maternal Health Thematic Fund is UNFPA’s flagship programme for accelerating improved maternal and newborn health. It is the only one of its kind in the UN system that focuses on a key area of reproductive health while at the same time intensively contributing to strengthening health systems.

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2014 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

This report documents major achievements and innovations in 2014, the initial year of Phase II of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting.

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Demographic Perspectives on Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partially or totally removing the external genital organs for non-medical reasons. It violates the human rights of girls and women, and causes serious and, in some cases, life-threatening health complications.

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UNFPA Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 shows how UNFPA helped 158 countries, territories and other areas realize the goals of the ICPD's Programme of Action and showcases the diversity of projects and programmes supported during the... - See more at: http://www.unfpa.org/publications#sthash.s8aVNWJC.dpuf

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