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...]

It Is Time to Deliver for Women – Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA

        It Is Time to Deliver for Women   Statement of Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director, at the MDG Summit Roundtable on Health and Education             "Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, Just last week we heard the good news that the number of maternal deaths globally has dropped by a third since 1990. Now we need to build on this progress and redouble efforts to achieve MDG5 to improve maternal health and to reach the other Millennium Development … [Read more...]

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