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22 September, New York

11 October, worldwide
International Day of the Girl Child

25 November, worldwide
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

1 December, worldwide
World AIDS Day

5 April 2013 - 31 December 2015
MDG Momentum

Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s development

As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on September 22, Hinda Déby Itno, the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa: “It is critical that we act now.” more

Combating Tanzania’s high child marriage rates

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Happiness Rhobi, from the Mara Region of Tanzania, was 12 when her parents decided she was old enough to be married. They pulled her out of school, planning to have her undergo female genital mutilation and then marry her off to a man of their choosing. But Happiness took a stand. more

Sexuality education: UNFPA helps prepare teachers

Nearly two thirds of adolescents and young people in East and Southern Africa lack basic knowledge to access crucial sexuality education and health information to protect themselves from issues related to HIV and early pregnancy. With this group making up over one third of the region’s population, it is critical we act now. more
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State of World's
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Realizing the Potential
UNFPA Annual Report 2013

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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.