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The State of World Population Day 2013

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The State of World Population 2013 and all related press materials and website content are embargoed for release until 1000 GMT on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

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ICPD Beyond 2014- Cairo Declaration

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Conscious of the need for policies, programmes, institutions and partnerships as well as allocations of appropriate resources that are commensurate with the challenges and priorities for achieving human well-being and sustainable development, identified by the regional review of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the recommendations for its follow up beyond 2014, including ensuring an integrated approach to inclusive economic growth and inclusive social development, the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, equality of opportunity for all as well access to social and health services and the need to recognize equality and dignity as central to progress and peace and security,

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Facts & Figures about Adolescent Pregnancy Globally

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The State of the World Population 2013, “Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the Challenge of Adolescent Pregnancy,” examines the circumstances that often lead to adolescent pregnancy and provides new statistics on the impact of adolescent pregnancy on girls’ health, education and future economic productivity. 

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The Global Fact Sheet of HIV/AIDS 2013

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People living with HIV  In 2012, there were 35.3 million [32.2 million–38.8 million] people living with HIV. - Since the start of the epidemic around 75 million [63 million–89 million] have become infected with HIV

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Newsletter- Volume II, Issue III

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Inside this issue:

- 3rd Youth Dialogue

- International Youth Day 2013

- Training of Trainers (TOT) Activities

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ICPD Beyond 2014, Review and Follow up

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The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) which was first held in Cairo in 1999 was a breakthrough in the history of population and its development.
At the conference the world agreed that population is not just about ‘counting the people but making sure that every person counts'. This conference also opened new avenues for the empowerment of women. As a result, 179 countries singed the Plan of Action which focuses on population and its development.

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State of World Population 2013

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Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?

 

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10 Facts About Adolescent Pregnancy

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0 facts about adolescent pregnancy

 

  • Every day, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth in developing countries.

 

  • Of the 7.3 million girls below age 18 who give birth each year in developing countries, 2 million of them are under age 15.

 

  • 95 per cent of adolescent births occur in developing countries.

 

  • In developed countries, there are 680,000 births to adolescent mothers annually. Nearly half of these occur in the United States.

 

  • Adolescents make up about 18 per cent of the world’s population. 88 per cent of them live in developing countries.

 

  • The lifetime opportunity cost related to adolescent pregnancy—measured by the mother’s foregone annual income over her lifetime—ranges from 1 per cent of annual GDP, or $124 billion, in China to 30 per cent of annual GDP, or $15 billion, in Uganda.

 

  • Adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 account for as many as 3.2 million unsafe abortions annually in developing countries.

 

  • An estimated 70,000 adolescents in developing countries die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

 

  • Girls who become pregnant before age 15 in low- and middle-income countries have double the risk for maternal death and obstetric fistula than older women, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

 

  • Education continues to be the single most important predictor of age at marriage over time. Child marriage is strongly associated with early pregnancy. An estimated 39,000 girls are married every day.

 

 

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Newsletter - Volume II, Issue I

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The GCC Area Office wishes all our readers a very happy new year and season's greetings.

We begin the new year with a renewed commit-ment to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

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Newsletter - Volume II, Issue II

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Inside this issue:

- recent and upcoming calender of events

- Muscat Festival

- Y-Peer Bahrain

- Executive Director's visit to Saudi Arabia

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