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9 June 2011
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VIENTIANE – The health and nutrition of mothers, babies and young children in the remote areas of Lao PDR will receive a major boost – thanks to the launch of a joint UN-Ministry of Health programme... Read more
6 June 2011
Press Release
VIENTIANE – The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) signed today an agreement with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to provide AUD 300,000 support for the Lao Social... Read more
5 June 2011
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TEHRAN– One hundred thirty Iranian midwives, were honoured for their contribution to a safe delivery and healthy newborn in the ceremony marking the International Day of the Midwife, observed on 5... Read more
26 May 2011
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BANGKOK – UNFPA Thailand, in collaboration with the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB), the planning body for the Thai government, organized a symposium on 27-28 April, 2011 to... Read more
12 May 2011
Press Release
Ha Noi – Viet Nam’s population is ageing quite rapidly as a result of longer life expectancy and declining fertility and mortality rates. This demographic trend represents a great achievement for... Read more
5 May 2011
Statement
More than one in three women in developing countries give birth alone – or with only relatives to oversee what is one of the most dangerous passages they will ever undergo. In some of the poorest... Read more
1 May 2011
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An estimated 9.3 per cent of all female sex workers in Viet Nam will be living with HIV in 2012. Although sex work is illegal in the country and labelled as a ‘social evil’, there are about 31,000... Read more
23 March 2011
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KARACHI, Pakistan – At least 150,000 women in Pakistan suffer from obstetric fistula – damage to the bladder or large intestine caused by obstructed labour. Because of fistula, they leak urine and/or... Read more
17 March 2011
Press Release
ULAANBAATAR – The Mongolian Government and the UN signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2012-2016 at a ceremony held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and... Read more
16 March 2011
Statement
UNITED NATIONS, New York – On behalf of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, I express our deepest sympathy to the people and Government of Japan following the catastrophic earthquakes and... Read more

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