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5 April 2013 - 31 December 2015
MDG Momentum

8 March: Worldwide
International Women's Day

5 May: Worldwide
International Day of the Midwife

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

Call to health workers to mobilize against FGM

Today, as we mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we call on all health workers — from midwives and nurses to obstetricians and gynaecologists — to mobilize against this dangerous, deeply harmful practice. more

Call to empower women towards Agenda 2063 goals

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – A strong call for women’s empowerment towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063 ended the 24th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa on 31 January. 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.