The Human Capital Report 2015

A nation’s human capital endowment - the skills and capacities that reside in people and that are put to productive use - can be a more important determinant of long term economic success than virtually any other resource. The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new Index which measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment. … [Read more...]

Realizing population/development commitments beyond 2014

Civil society, the UN system and other partners will join Governments at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, 22 September, for the Special Session of the General Assembly on Population and Development. The Governments will gather at the highest political level to follow up on the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, to assess the status of implementation of the Programme of Action and to renew political support for actions required for the full … [Read more...]

World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

World Population Day 2013, celebration on July 11

2013 Theme: Focus is on Adolescent Pregnancy   As the world population edged to 7 billion people in 2011 (up from 2.5 billion in 1950), it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment. In 1989, in its decision 89/46, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention … [Read more...]

Building capacities in Gender Statistics, WORLD EVENTS

Workshop on improving the integration of a gender perspective into official statistics will be arranged in Chiba, Japan on 16-19 April DESA’s Statistics Division and the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) are organizing jointly a capacity building workshop on gender statistics, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan. The purpose of the workshop is to train national statisticians on the production and use of gender … [Read more...]

World Population Day – Celebrated July 11, 2012

World Population Day 2012: Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services On 11 July – World Population Day – many activities and campaigns will call attention to the essential part that reproductive health plays in creating a just and equitable world. Help us generate greater commitment to the idea that everyone has a right to reproductive health. This year focuses on the theme of “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services.” Reproductive health problems remain the leading … [Read more...]

WHO has just released the second edition of ‘Safe Abortion’

Second edition of 'Safe Abortion' Since first publication of this guidance in 2003, a considerable amount of new data have been produced and published, relating to epidemiological, clinical, service delivery, legal and human rights aspects of providing safe abortion care. Therefore, preparation for this revision of the guidance included extensive literature review and updating of recommendations related to service delivery, legal and policy issues, and the conduct of new systematic reviews … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: China's Unwanted Girls

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit       China's Unwanted Girls   Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and this morning I heard on The Current that there has been some progress in women’s fight for equality but there is still much to be done. I just read the same thing on Yahoo News. "The last century has seen an unprecedented expansion of women's legal rights and entitlements," Bachelet said, pointing to virtually universal voting rights for women, major inroads for … [Read more...]

Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival

Accountability for Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: An update on progress in priority countries This report has been developed by Countdown to 2015 in support of the GlobalStrategy for Women's and Children'sHealth and the follow-up to the report of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health, Keeping Promises. Measuring Results. Author(s)/Editor(s): Requejo J, Bryce J, Deixel A, Victora C Publisher/Organizer: World Health Organization … [Read more...]

Essential Package of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

Planning and Implementing an Essential Package of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Guidance for Integrating Family Planning and STI/RTI with other Reproductive Health and Primary Health Services Author: Population Council, UNFPA No. of pages: 56 Publication date: 2011 Publisher: Population Council, UNFPA Download PDF English The goal of this guidance document is to provide a framework for developing an essential sexual and reproductive health (SRH) package. It … [Read more...]

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – September 18th !!!

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day September 18, 2011   What do you know about the risk of HIV infection for older adults? If the answer is “not much,” we can help. The 4th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD ) will take place on September 18, 2011. NHAAAD raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS and the importance of HIV testing and prevention education for older Americans. The NHAAAD campaign theme is “Aging is a part of … [Read more...]

WORLD POPULATION DAY – Celebrate July 11, 2011

11 July 2011 World Population Day 2011   World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. In 1968, world leaders proclaimed that individuals have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and timing of their children. Forty years later, modern contraception remains out of reach for hundreds of millions of women, men and young people. World Population Day 2008 reaffirmed the … [Read more...]

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