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1 December 2013
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Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013

Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to reaching the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero... Read more

1 December 2013
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The Secretary General's message on World AIDS Day 2013

On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are... Read more

12 October 2013
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Keep Women and Girls at the Heart of Development

As world leaders reviewed progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly last month, some observers and development experts rightly reminded... Read more

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 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

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

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

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