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Mapping a Sustainable Development Agenda for the 21st Century

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago in Cairo, the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision that recognized the human rights of women and young people, including their reproductive health and rights, as cornerstones of sustainable development.

Collective Regional Efforts Pave the Way towards Improved Midwifery Education across the Arab States

CAIRO, Egypt — Improved midwifery education programs and modalities can assist in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in the Arab States, and is an urgent need echoed the Second Regional Midwifery Conference in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last week.

Arab Civil Society Declares Support to the Forward-looking Agenda of ICPD Beyond 2014

CAIRO, Egypt — “Arab women in partnership with men ought to break the silence and raise their voices against the injustices they face in order to achieve women’s empowerment, including women’s public participation in our region,” says Maha Eldir Ahmed, Program Coordinator with the Salmmah Women’s Resource Center in Sudan.   more

International Youth Day 2013

What are the key issues facing young people in the Arab States today? Ahmad Alhindawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, reflects on this question on the sidelines of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in the Arab States in Cairo.

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“The Tuk-Tuk Nurse-Midwife”: A Testimony from Upper Egypt

This documentary was shot in the context of a UNFPA programme implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population which aims at enhancing maternal health, reducing maternal mortality, among others.

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Young People Across the Region Take Part in the Arab Spring

In 2011, young Egyptians took to the streets inspired by Tunisia. They matched in solidarity with other Arab States and demanded the right to choose for themselves.