7 Million Girls in Poor Countries Give Birth Before 18

LONDON/UNITED NATIONS, New York — Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth, according to The State of World Population 2013 , released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Of these 7.3 million births, 2 million are to girls 14 or younger, who suffer the gravest long-term health and social consequences from pregnancy, including high rates of maternal death and obstetric fistula, … [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...]

Columbia, Bogota – Progress for Women and Young People

BOGOTA — UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin visited Colombia, for the first time, to review the country's progress in reducing maternal deaths and teen pregnancy, two of the indicators for the Millennium Development Goal on improving maternal health. Day One: Dr. Osotimehin began his visit touring two health centres in Bogota, where UNFPA has been supporting the work of the city's Health Secretariat. In Bosa, one of Bogota's most populous neighbourhoods— with one of the … [Read more...]

MAN of ACTION™ – Nerval Roberts

A Celebration of Women™ is absolutely inspired and motivated by this Heart-Awakening Performance. NERVAL connected with our Founder, Catherine Anne Clark, asking for her opinion of his message: 'a Better Way'. She was so moved that she waited not one more minute to have A Celebration of Women share this message with All the Women of our World......please LISTEN. Nerval is an Earth Angel that has 'Captured the Essence' of what our World is Missing!   Take Responsibility! Love with … [Read more...]

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