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23-25 April
Sixth International Parliamentarians’ Conference

5 May, worldwide
International Day of the Midwife

5 April 2013 - 31 December 2015
MDG Momentum

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Urgent appeal: South Sudanese people need help now

An estimated $25 million is urgently needed to provide adequate reproductive health services and to help prevent and respond to gender-based violence affecting South Sudanese women and young people who have been displaced by the conflict. more

Meet the needs and rights of Africa’s youth for gains

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The growing number of young people in Africa could offer enormous potential gains to the continent, but only if their needs are met and their rights are fulfilled. This was the central message of leaders and public health experts at an 11 April meeting on Africa’s ‘demographic dividend’ at the United Nations Headquarters. more

Pay attention to ICPD Programme of Action, ED urges

We join the Commission in urging the international community to give particular attention to the areas of shortfall in implementing the ICPD Programme of Action, including in universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, which includes family planning, says UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. more
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ICPD Beyond 2014
Review Report

Landmark report is launched
Media advisory

State of World Population 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

Ikamva Lethu (Our Future)

Young South African women describe how becoming pregnant as teens changed their lives.



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Safe birth, even here - share the good news

In crisis settings, one in five women is usually pregnant. UNFPA ensures their pregnancies and deliveries are safe.

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in Africa

This video discusses the urgency of giving women the right to choose the number and timing of their children, so they do not die while giving life.