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...]

Maternal Health Thematic Fund is Taking Action!

Maternal Health: Reviewing Progress and Looking Ahead UNITED NATIONS, New York — Donors, representing both governments and the private sector, today joined UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and staff to review major achievements made possible by the Maternal Health Thematic Fund in 2010. The thematic fund supports high-impact and low-cost investments in countries with the greatest burden of maternal death and injury. UNFPA launched the Maternal Health Thematic Fund in 2008 to … [Read more...]

UNFPA – Invest in the Future: Empower Girls Now

            UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin's  remarks at a ministerial meeting hosted by the UN Adolescent Girls Task Force   during the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.                 Invest in the Future: Empower Girls Now     Good morning. On behalf of the UN Adolescent Girls Task Force, I am delighted to be with you this morning to stress the enormous power and potential of adolescent girls.   UNFPA and UNICEF are co-chairs of the Task … [Read more...]

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