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1 August 2019
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Africa's leadership comes together to zero out unacceptable practices

NEW YORK, United States—Africa has recommitted to fulfilling the Promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) through accelerating implementation of the ICPD Programme... Read more

31 July 2019
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We must all work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all

DODOMA, Tanzania—Around 1,000 people mostly between the ages of 18 to 35 visited a “health village” set up by UNFPA in Nyerere Square, where they could access voluntary family planning and... Read more

19 July 2019
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Mother with disability hopes for better life with family planning

AWEIL, South Sudan – Arek Chuor, 32, expects to deliver her seventh child in September. It will be her last, she insists. A childhood polio infection has left her with impaired mobility, including a... Read more

17 July 2019
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UNFPA Malawi kickstarts the road to Nairobi process with media as key allies

LILONGWE, Malawi – Media in Malawi have committed to ensuring the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda is kept in the public domain by writing a greater number of... Read more

17 July 2019
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New DIKA app aims to boost young people's access to sexual and reproductive health in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique – “It is more important than ever to have young people at the table, bringing their perspectives and ideas,” said Andrea Wojnar, UNFPA Representative in Mozambique, during the... Read more

17 July 2019
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UN Secretary-General meets women affected by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

BEIRA, Mozambique – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited regions of Mozambique that were affected by Cyclone Idai*, one of the worst-ever tropical cyclone to affect the southern... Read more

17 July 2019
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Struggle will continue until all women and girls have choices and control over their futures

LUANDA, Angola – Despite remarkable gains in ensuring rights and choices in Angola, there is still a long way to go, said UNFPA Representative in Angola, Florbela Fernandes. The struggle will... Read more

12 July 2019
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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials

JUBA, South Sudan – At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a... Read more

10 July 2019
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Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity?

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Her life. Her choice. Our future Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to... Read more

8 July 2019
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Hard Talk! Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention for most left behind adolescent girls

VANCOUVER, Canada—As the 2030 Agenda nears its fifth birthday, work is off track on reaching international targets specific to adolescent girls and young people, which were adopted by UN Member... Read more

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