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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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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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This year's flagship report argues that reproductive health care, including family planning, and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts. Women, especially impoverished women in developing countries, bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been largely overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of rising seas, droughts, melting glaciers and extreme weather, the report concludes.

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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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This report reflects on lessons learned, issues and best practices based on the UNFPA Global Forum on Faith-based Organizations for Population and Development (Istanbul 2008). The discussions, recommendations for action and voices of critical faith-based actors, are also documented.

 

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This sociological study, conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR), addresses one of the most important issues that affects a women's life at all levels of society as well as socially and economically: sexual harassment. The study focuses on the phenomenon in various aspects and provides a comprehensive view on this recently growing issue.

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The release of the 2010 edition of the State of World Population report coincides with the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, which recognizes and seeks to address the vulnerability of women and girls to violence during and after armed conflict, and the absence or low level of women’s representation in efforts to prevent war, build peace and restore devastated societies.

 

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The Joint Programme works closely with the Donors Working Group on FGM/C, a network of public and private agencies from around the world helping to mobilize resources and bring together governments, inter-governmental organizations, and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. The Joint Programme constitutes the largest and most visible example of collaboration along the lines of the programmatic approach endorsed by the donors working group.

 

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