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The goal of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting
(FGM/C): Accelerating Change is to contribute to the abandonment of FGM/C within a generation in 17 African countries where the practice is widespread through a holistic, human rightsbased, cross-border programme approach.
 

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UNFPA's Maternal Health Thematic Fund, initiated in early 2008, represents a focused effort to accelerate progress towards saving women's lives and achieving universal access to reproductive health, as outlined in Millennium Development Goal 5. This report outlines the activities, results and achievements from 2009 and looks ahead at future challenges.

 

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Each year, more countries are establishing reproductive health commodity security  as an integral and permanent component of the overall health sector plan and a key strategy in reducing maternal and newborn death and preventing the spread of HIV.

 

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UNFPA's Annual Report 2009 provides an overview of achievements last year in saving mothers’ lives, planning families, preventing HIV infections and promoting the rights of women and girls. The report also highlights initiatives to address gender-based violence, to assist pregnant women in humanitarian emergencies and to bolster efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

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This global strategy against medicalization of FGM has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including UN organizations and health care professional bodies, national governments and NGOs. The strategy is intended for a broad audience of policy makers in governments, parliamentarians, international agencies, professional associations, community leaders, religious leaders, NGOs and other institutions.

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UNFPA and WEDO have developed a comprehensive resource kit on gender, population and climate change. Learn how gender equality can reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts and how women are uniquely positioned to help curb the harmful consequences of a changing climate.

 

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Fifteen years after ICPD, a large global family of development workers committed to universal access to sexual and reproductive health continue to work on improving the lives and expanding the choices of individuals and couples. Reproductive health is a human right, yet reproductive health conditions are the leading cause of death and illness in women of childbearing age worldwide. At least 200 million women who want to plan their families or space their births lack access to safe and effective contraception.
 

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The report shows that some hard-won gains are being eroded by the climate, food and economic crises. But even though the economic crisis took a heavy toll on jobs and incomes around the world, the world is still on track to achieve the MDG target of cutting the rate of extreme poverty in half by 2015, the report notes. It also cites big gains in getting children into primary schools in many poor countries, especially in Africa; strong interventions in addressing AIDS, malaria and child health; and a good chance of reaching the target for access to clean drinking water.

Progress on MDG5, improving maternal health, lags behind the others, although preliminary reports suggest progress is being made.

 

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Youth represent a large, significant and growing demographic in Egypt. With generally low contraceptive use rates and knowledge about reproductive health, youth represent a relatively high proportion of the country's unmet reproductive health needs. Promoting comprehensive youth-friendly services (YFS) is essential in assisting youth to make responsible sexual and reproductive decisions and empowering them to enforce these decisions.

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This brochure reflects a consensus of 40 international experts who convened in New York on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. Together they reviewed evidence and developed recommendations on how to reduce inequities in access to family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services, particularly for disadvantaged populations. 

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