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Strong Political Leadership and Financial Accountability are Fundamental for Building an Inclusive Sustainable Future for all People and the Planet

Newsletter

This newsletter gives details of an event organised by UNFPA on 'Strong Political Leadership and Financial Accountability are Fundamental for Building an Inclusive Sustainable Future for all People and the Planet: An in-depth focus on High and Upper Middle Income Countries in Southern Africa'.

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One Vision Three Zeros

Annual Report

In 2018, we at UNFPA set in motion a strategic effort, based on quality data, to achieve three zeros by 2030: zero unmet need for contraception; zero preventable maternal deaths; and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices. This report shows the impact our programmes have had on the lives of women and girls in 155 countries and territories in 2018.

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Safeguard Young People Programme Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

The year 2018 marked the fifth year of the Safeguard Young People (SYP) Programme, it was also the second year of its Phase II, 2017-2019. SYP is UNFPA East and Southern Africa youth flagship programme, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and other development partners according to the different countries of implementation.

Now, exactly in the middle of Phase II, we look back and we also look forward – to what we have already accomplished, often exceeding expectations, and to what we need to do to meet our targets for 2019.

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State of World Population 2019

State of World Population Report

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Sub-Regional Situation Report: Malawi - Mozambique - Zimbabwe: March 2019

Publications

Since January 2019, the Southern Africa region has been affected by severe flooding, with the rainy season starting in Malawi. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on 14 March, bringing torrential rainfall and winds to several provinces in Mozambique and with devastating effects for Beira city. Since 2018, Mozambique has been affected by acute food insecurity due to below average and erratic rainfall.   

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Cyclone Idai Appeal

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On 14 March, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique then crossed into Zimbabwe, leaving a wide path of destruction across Eastern Africa. UNFPA is working to rapidly deploy emergency reproductive health services and supplies and prevention and response to gender-based violence.

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Sub-Regional Situation Report: Malawi - Mozambique - Zimbabwe: March 2019

Publications

Since January, the Southern Africa region has been severely affected by flooding, due to the rainy season starting in Malawi as well as tropical cyclone Idai making landfall on 14 March, bringing torrential rainfall and winds to several provinces in Mozambique and with devastating effects for Beira city.

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UNFPA East and Southern Africa Annual Report 2018

Annual Report

Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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Guidance on Enhancing Youth Participation in East and Southern Africa

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This Guidance Document has been developed to support Country Offices and their development partners in promoting and facilitating effective youth participation, youth engagement and youth
mainstreaming through country and regional programmes.

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Regional Comprehensive Sexuality Education Resource Package for Out of School Young People

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The Regional Comprehensive Sexuality Education Resource Package for Out of School Young People was developed to age and developmentally relevant international standards as a comprehensive set of teaching and learning materials for flexible use in settings outside the formal classrooms of the education sector. Several countries of East and Southern Africa have adapted this regional set of materials for nationally endorsed implementation. 

 

 

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