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11 Feb 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Following the World Health Organization's declaration of the recent cluster of microcephaly cases as a global health emergency due to its strongly suspected link to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, ​the United Nations Population Fund​ has called for intensified efforts to ensure access to reproductive health services of those potentially affected by the infection.​

05 Feb 2016 description

Declaración del Director Ejecutivo de UNFPA, el Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, y el Director Ejecutivo de UNICEF, Anthony Lake, para el Día Internacional de la Tolerancia Cero con la Mutilación Genital Femenina 2016.

Ciudad de México, 05 de febrero 2016 - La Mutilación Genital Femenina es una práctica violenta que marca a niñas y adolescentes para toda la vida, poniendo en peligro su salud, privándolas de sus derechos y negándoles la posibilidad de alcanzar su pleno potencial.

04 Feb 2016 description

Déclaration du Directeur exécutif de l'UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, et du Directeur général de l'UNICEF, Anthony Lake, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale 2016 de tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines Les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) constituent une pratique violente qui marque les filles pour la vie - mettant en danger leur santé, les privant de leurs droits et leur refusant la chance d'atteindre pleinement leur potentiel. Les MGF sont répandues.

03 Feb 2016 description
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1. INTRODUCTION

This guidance note was developed by the GBV Sub-Cluster (GBV SC) Turkey (cross-border operations in Syria) to support best practice and facilitate a standardized but context-specific approach to the development and distribution of dignity kits. Guidance is based on input from, and experiences of, GBV Sub-Cluster members (Turkey cross-border) as well as UNFPA Dignity Kit Programming Guidelines 2012.

03 Feb 2016 description

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life -- endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.

20 Jan 2016 description

Report warns refugee women on the move in Europe are at risk of sexual and gender-based violence

Press Releases, 20 January 2016

06 Jan 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

View our World Population Dashboard, which shows the latest indicators on population, maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive health, education, fertility and life expectancy, globally and for each region, including for East and Southern Africa. Also, download global data.

16 Dec 2015 description

Regional H4+ Joint Statement for ending preventable newborn, child and maternal mortality was released by the Regional Directors of the six H4+ agencies: WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, UNAIDS and UN WOMEN in Dec 2015.

This regional collaborative mechanism will play an important role during the implementation of the UNSG’s Global Strategy for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health during the SDG phase in Member States of South-East Asia Region. This would directly contribute to target 17 ‘Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development’ under the SDG-3.

11 Dec 2015 description

The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence.

03 Dec 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Resumen

Más de 1.000 millones de personas han visto su vida turbada por una crisis. La guerra, la inestabilidad, las epidemias y los desastres han dejado a su paso un reguero de caos y destrucción.

03 Dec 2015 description
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Synthèse

Plus d’un milliard de personnes à travers le monde ont vu leur existence bouleversée par une crise.
Le chaos et la destruction provoqués par la guerre, l’instabilité, les épidémies et les catastrophes naturelles ont laissé des traces durables.

03 Dec 2015 description
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Overview

More than a billion people alive today have seen their lives upended by crisis. War, instability, epidemics and disasters have left a long trail of turmoil and destruction.

30 Nov 2015 description

Asia-Pacific region facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, new report finds

BANGKOK, 30 November – The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents. There were an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15-19 in 2014, accounting for 15 per cent of new infections. There are now around 220,000 adolescents living with HIV in the region, with large cities like Bangkok, Hanoi and Jakarta hubs of new infections.

30 Nov 2015 description

Executive summary

In the Pacific, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have traditionally been seen as the domain and responsibility of women. In the last two decades however, there has been increasing recognition, both internationally and in the Pacific, that engaging boys and men in sexual and reproductive health is central to improving the health and rights of all people and building more equitable societies.

26 Nov 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Déclaration du Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Directeur exécutif de l’UNFPA, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes

Une femme sur trois dans le monde a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles, le plus souvent infligées par son partenaire.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner.

In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.

Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, such as forced child marriage, gender-based infanticide and female genital mutilation.

19 Nov 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

In a couple of weeks, Paris will be abuzz with a meeting which will determine a global strategy for what is to be generally, a better way to treat the earth which has begun to show signs of the imbalance humanity's industrialisation race has created in nature's fragile system.