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28 May 2014

Why Ending Child Marriage in Africa Can No Longer Wait

CAIRO, Egypt - Just 17 years old, Clarisse is already a mother of two, who lives with her husband and his four other wives in rural southern Chad. Three years earlier, she had watched her mom and... Read more

22 May 2014

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

The theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “Tracking Fistula – Transforming Lives,” reflects an important step forward in eradicating this preventable condition, which... Read more

21 May 2014

Algeria Joins the Global "Protect the Goal" Campaign for HIV/AIDS Prevention

ALGIERS, Algeria - on 17 May, 2014 the HIV/AIDS sensitization campaign “Protect the Goal” arrived in Algeria with the aim to continue to raise commitment for prevention of HIV/AIDS and to enable... Read more

20 May 2014

State of the World's Midwifery Report 2014 to be released in June

CAIRO, Egypt - In all countries that have achieved a dramatic decrease in maternal and newborn death, well-trained health professionals have been a key to success. The returns on investing in human... Read more

9 April 2014

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... Read more

7 April 2014

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... Read more

31 March 2014

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... Read more

19 March 2014
Press Release

An Estimated 200,000 Pregnant Women in Syria in Need of Urgent Care, Warns UNFPA

AMMAN, Jordan — As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of the country’s estimated 200,000... Read more

11 March 2014

Equality for Women in Yemen is Progress for All

SANAA, Yemen — “Today, in Yemen, many women are deprived of their basic human rights as citizens of this country. Globally, it is still considered one of the toughest places in the world to be a... Read more

10 March 2014

Moroccan Y-Peers Mobilize Fellow Youth for Gender Equality

RABAT, Morocco - Role plays unfolding the consequences of gender inequality in the lives of Moroccan girls were a centerpiece of the Y-Peers outreach to students at a high school in Rabat on the... Read more