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21 September 2013
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Asian and Pacific Countries Adopt Ground Breaking Agenda on Population, Development and Rights

BANGKOK (ESCAP and UNFPA) -- A regional ministerial conference of Asian and Pacific governments has issued a strong reaffirmation that gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights... Read more

16 September 2013
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Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference to Set Population Agenda for Building Better Lives

BANGKOK (UNESCAP), 16 September 2013 - More than 400 delegates, including one Head of State, Ministers, policy makers and civil society representatives from 47 countries are in Bangkok this week to... Read more

12 August 2013
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International Youth Day, 12 August 2013

While migration can often offer valuable opportunities and contribute to the development of communities and society at large, it can also pose risks and lead to unacceptable situations, including... Read more

11 July 2013
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World Population Day 2013 Message by UN Secretary-General

As a staunch advocate of the education, health and rights of girls and an enduring believer in the power of young women to transform our world, I welcome the focus of this year's World Population Day... Read more

11 July 2013
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World Population Day 2013 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director

There are over 600 million girls in the world today, more than 500 million of them in developing countries. They are shaping humanity's present and future. The opportunities and choices girls have... Read more

23 May 2013
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UNFPA Maldives Country Director pays farewell call on the President

UNFPA Maldives Country Director, Ms. Lene K. Christiansen who is based in Colombo, paid a farewell call on the President on 23 May 2013. http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/Index.aspx?lid=24&... Read more

21 April 2013
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Free Cervical Cancer screening, 22-23 April 2013

Why women aged 20-50 years should get screened for cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is preventable as the disease can be detected at an early stage. At this stage there are no symptoms. How common... Read more

4 April 2013
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Towards more youth friendly health services

An in-depth consultative process brought together 30 stakeholders from the health sector to determine national standards for youth friendly health services & formulate guidelines on adolescent... Read more

10 December 2012
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Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012

On this Human Rights Day, we come together to celebrate the right to participate in public life in an inclusive way. While this right is clearly recognized in the international human rights framework... Read more

1 October 2012
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Press Release - Population of over 60 year-olds to reach one billion within the decade, finds new UN Report

Tokyo, 1 October 2012- The number of older persons is growing faster than any other age group, says a new report, Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge, released today on... Read more

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