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World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
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Small steps towards big changes: Youth take the lead in Papua New Guinea

FIJI, Pacific/PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – Despite a childhood punctuated by ethnic clashes in a squatter settlement in Papua New Guinea, a discussion with Benaiah Nari quickly makes it clear that he is ready to challenge the status quo. This is especially true when it comes to changing his peers’ mentality towards sexual and reproductive health and rights. more

Joint Statement on the tragic deaths and injuries sustained by women undergoing surgical contraception in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh

UNITED NATIONS, New York - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), today issued a joint statement about the tragic deaths and injuries sustained by women undergoing surgical contraception in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. more

Typhoon Haiyan: One year on, courage and resilience in the Philippines - In pictures

TACLOBAN, Philippines – One year has passed since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines and devastated the lives of millions. UNFPA has been working on the front lines supporting women, girls and young people affected by the disaster, providing them with life-saving reproductive health care and safe spaces to help rebuild their lives. more

New report shows more women and girls have access to contraceptives in the world's poorest countries

LONDON – Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its second progress report detailing achievements since the landmark 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. more
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UNFPA: Sexual Health for Young People - Let's Make it Happen!

In the Asia-Pacific region, there are over 6 million adolescent pregnancies each year; nearly 4 million unsafe abortions among young women, and half a million young people living with HIV. What can we do to ensure young people have better sexual and reproductive lives?
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2:49 min. January 2014
UNFPA's Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

UNFPA works to meet the needs of women and girls affected by crises, promoting safe motherhood, addressing sexual violence and preventing unwanted pregnancies, as well as helping countries prepare for future humanitarian emergencies.

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2:45 min. January 2014
UNFPA: Creating a Better World for Young People

Young people face many challenges such as lack of access to education, poor working conditions, ill-health and violations of their human rights.

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5:36 min. December 2013
Keeping Displaced Women Safe and Healthy

Tens of thousands of Philippine women and girls made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. UNFPA is providing reproductive health care and working to prevent gender-based violence

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