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24 September 2010

UNFPA Welcomes World Leaders’ Action Plan for Progress on Maternal Health, Poverty

UNITED NATIONS — Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has welcomed the action plan adopted by world leaders to redouble their efforts to reduce... Read more

21 September 2010

UNFPA Head Asks World Leaders to Put Women’s Health at Heart of Development Priorities

UNITED NATIONS —  UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid today called on world leaders to increase funding for reproductive health, including family planning, and place women’s health at the... Read more

17 September 2010

UNFPA welcomes appointment of Michelle Bachelet to Head UN Women

 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head United Nations Women (UN Women).  “I wholeheartedly congratulate Michelle... Read more

16 September 2010

Maternal deaths worldwide drop by a third

UNITED NATIONS — The number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by 34 percent from an estimated 546,000... Read more

1 September 2010

UNFPA Online Campaign against Sexual Harassment in Egypt

CAIRO, EGYPT — UNFPA Egypt has launched an online campaign for combating sexual harassment. The campaign consists of several questions that help reveal the attitudes of people towards the issue. The... Read more

28 August 2010

It’s Time to Invest in Young People, Says UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS — Now is the time to invest in young people and to promote dialogue and understanding across cultures and generations, said Purnima Mane, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA, the... Read more

24 August 2010

World Youth Conference to Highlight Education, Health, Employment and Leadership

MEXICO — Thousands of young people, government officials, NGO representatives and United Nations officials are gathering in the city of León in the Mexican state of Guanajuato this week to discuss... Read more

2 August 2010

UNFPA Extends the Deadline for the Youth-Friendly Clinics Call for Proposals until 18th August

CAIRO, EGYPT — The deadline for submitting the entire documentation of the Youth-Friendly Clinics Call for Proposals has been postponed until Wednesday 18th of August 2010. Documentation has to be... Read more

28 July 2010

African Leaders Agree on Ways Forward on Maternal and Child Health

UNITED NATIONS — The high-level debate that opened in Kampala, Uganda, on “Promoting Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa", ended yesterday evening with an agreement by Africa... Read more

22 July 2010

Leading Experts in Family Planning Analyze the Latest Contraceptive Technologies in a National Conference in Egypt

CAIRO, EGYPT— Leading experts and specialists from the Ministry of Health, the Egyptian universities, and representatives of civil society organizations and institutions, participated in the... Read more