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Global Programme on Reproductive Health Commodity Security

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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 Annual Report 2009

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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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Global Strategy to Stop Health-care Providers from Performing Female Genital Mutilation

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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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Climate Change Connections

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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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A Guide to Tools for Assessments in Sexual and Reproductive Health

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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 Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

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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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Training Manual for the Providers of Youth Friendly Services

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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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Reducing Inequities

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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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Beijing at 15

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The document presents a review of progress in acheiving the objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action and how those objectives are relevant to UNFPA's mandate, ICPD, the MDGs and other international commitments. 

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Programming to Address Violence Against Women

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This volume documents UNFPA's experience addressing many forms of violence against women. Intended primarily for development practitioners and others seeking to change attitudes and practices, it offers lessons that can help scale up responses. Projects in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Romania, Sierra Leone and Turkey are discussed.

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