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4 May 2016
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On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under... Read more
8 March 2016
Dispatch
For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive. For instance, nearly 14 million children are forced into marriage every year;... Read more
6 February 2016
Dispatch
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life -- endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.... Read more
1 February 2016
Dispatch
During Mr. Ban's second-time visit as a Secretary-General to Oman, he met with H.H. Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, and H.H Yousuf bin Alawi bin... Read more
10 December 2015
Dispatch
These two Covenants, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, became the International Bill of Human Rights, setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights... Read more
1 December 2015
Dispatch
This year, World AIDS Day coincides with the International Conference on AIDS & STIs in Africa. Many people living with HIV, activists, government workers and development partners are gathering... Read more
25 November 2015
Dispatch
One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or other forms of violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.... Read more
17 October 2015
Dispatch
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has special significance this year. Last month, the world community adopted an ambitious, universal agenda that will guide development over the... Read more
19 August 2015
Dispatch
In this distinctive occasion, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin delivered the following message reflecting the current world humanitarian... Read more
11 August 2015
Dispatch
In 65 countries, more than half the population is younger than 24. Denying these young people the right to meaningful participation in decision-making is a gross violation of their human rights and a... Read more

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