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5 April 2013 - 31 December 2015
MDG Momentum

5 May: Worldwide
International Day of the Midwife

15 May: worldwide
International Day of Families

23 May: worldwide
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Creating 'safe spaces' in IDP camps

CHIKWAWA, Malawi, 5 March – This year’s International Women’s Day is one that 43-year-old Mary, an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) in Jombo Camp, will never forget. While commemorative activities were being held in her district, which has been severely affected by flooding, Mary was brutally attacked – by her husband. more

International Women's Day 2015

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the progress we have made. And, we pledge to redouble efforts to complete these unfinished agendas. We will not stop until we cross the finish line and realize equality between girls and boys and women and men. more

Setting course for reliable civil registration

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Côte d’Ivoire — African ministers pledged to mobilize greater financial resources to strengthen civil registration systems, at the 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration. UNFPA reaffirmed its support to states in strengthening their civil registration and vital statistics system.   more
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Adding It Up
The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014

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State of World
Population 2014

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UNFPA – improving the lives of women, youth

UNFPA promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. Our goals are to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, promote reproductive rights, reduce maternal mortality and accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda (MDG 5a and b). We work to improve the lives of women and young people in the following interlinked areas:

Sexual and reproductive health
Reproductive health commodity security
Gender equality
Population and development
Adolescents & youth
Humanitarian emergencies

Family planning does not mean population control - Uganda President Museveni

In an interview with UBC, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni discusses family planning as good for the health of mothers and children as well as family welfare and consequently national development, at the opening of the National Family Planning Conference in Kampala.

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Interacting with young people in Uganda

NTV: UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Sarah Opendi and Dr. Jotham Musinguzi interact with young people in Uganda during the National Family Planning Conference in July 2014.

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Social Hour: Maternal and Reproductive Health

Siddharth Chatterjee, UNFPA Representative for Kenya and Dr. Patrick Amoth from Kenya's MoH discuss on K24TV the need to reduce Kenya's high rate of maternal deaths and improve its MDG 5 report card.