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12 February 2014
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Development is being derailed by ignoring equality, rights and women's health, UN cautions

New UN report says development gains from the past 20 years cannot be sustained unless governments tackle the inequalities that hurt the poorest and most marginalized UNITED NATIONS, New York – A... Read more

10 February 2014
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Turkmenistan to fully cover needs for contraceptives from state budget by 2017

Turkmenistan will cover national needs for modern contraceptives and other reproductive health commodities from its state budget by 2017, according to an agreement between the country’s Ministry of... Read more

5 December 2013
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela

It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of former South African President and anti-apartheid stalwart, Nelson Mandela.  The world has lost a true statesman, a leader and a pragmatic... Read more

4 December 2013
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UNFPA and UN Women Launch Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence

UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and UN Women are joining forces to launch a new programme that will improve the quality of and access to essential services that... Read more

1 December 2013
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Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin   Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to... Read more

22 November 2013
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“Motherhood in childhood: facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy”

The State of World Population 2013 Report titled “Motherhood in childhood: facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy” was launched in Ashgabat on 22 November at the President Hotel. The... Read more

31 October 2013
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Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director on the launch of The State of World Population 2013

Welcome to the launch of UNFPA’s The State of World Population 2013, entitled “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy.” The aim of UNFPA’s State of World Population... Read more

31 October 2013
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More than 7 Million Girls in Poor Countries Give Birth Before 18 Each Year, Finds New UNFPA Report

LONDON/UNITED NATIONS, New York - Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth, according to The State... Read more

28 August 2013
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Take a Quiz!

The quiz aims to provide surprising facts and dispel common myths in the region. Take a Quiz here:  https://eeca.unfpa.org/public/pid/14833

19 August 2013
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World Humanitarian Day Message

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin   Earlier this year, I met Muneera Sha’aban in Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. A 65-year-old midwife, Muneera retired years ago, but... Read more

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