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17 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Many youth and adolescents (10 to 24 years old) lack meaningful opportunities within their communities, with limited access to learning, resulting in high rates of unemployment. This is a particular challenge for young girls, which could result in harmful coping strategies such as early marriage, as well as long-term economic, psychological and health consequences (e.g. – impact of early pregnancy on maternal health).

16 Aug 2019 description
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2018 Results for Children

25,000 newborns delivered and managed by Emergency Paediatric Care Programme teams

108,611 children and women in conflict-affected areas utilized antenatal care, delivery care, post-natal visits and emergency referrals

928 patients with severe and complicated illnesses received referral support in Kachin, Rakhine,
Shan States

3749 Basic Health Staff and clinical staff from Rakhine, Magway and Kachin States trained in Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition services

16 Aug 2019 description
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2018 Results for Children

100,000 pregnant women, and children under two years of age, benefitted from the Maternal and Child Cash Transfer programme

Nearly 130,000 children under age 10 received birth certificates

Myanmar’s first-ever Costed Medium Term Social Protection Sector Plan endorsed.

We contribute to strengthening national data, planning, and budgets to provide essential services for children

14 Aug 2019 description

Strengthening community-based health services for rural populations

The Ministry of Health, with UNICEF support, concluded a six-month training for the first batch of 25 front line health workers, who will provide basic services to the most disadvantaged populations in the remotest communities of Eritrea.

10 Aug 2019 description

The Pan African Parliament (PAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working together to advance an effective health agenda on the continent. The Joint Work Plan 2019-2020 was discussed during the Joint Sitting of the PAP Permanent Committees on Health and Gender held in Praia this week.

09 Aug 2019 description

Three months after a violent attack by unknown assailants on its office in Maïné Soroa, in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been forced to stop providing medical and humanitarian assistance to people in the area.

09 Aug 2019 description
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By Alfonso Fernandez Reca

8 August 2019

Sand, sun, wind … and plastic. Lots of plastic.

The small peninsula of La Guajira looks more like a remote part of Sub-Saharan Africa than the Caribbean. This place, known as the indigenous capital of Colombia, is the land of the Wayuú. It is an inhospitable region where pastoralism and tradition mix with small-time retail and smuggling, thanks to the porous border with Venezuela nearby – a dividing line that sets no barriers for the Wayuu on either side.

08 Aug 2019 description
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BAGHDAD, Iraq, 8 August 2019 – UNFPA Director for the Arab region, Dr Luay Shabaneh, concluded last week a four-day visit to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. During the visit, Dr Shabaneh marked the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), World Population Day and UNFPA 50th anniversary with the Iraqi people and Government.

06 Aug 2019 description
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Save the Children Philippines is urging mothers to breastfeed infants exclusively during the first six months to protect them from diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia – the world’s leading causes of child death.

05 Aug 2019 description
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• During the first half of 2019, the security situation in Haiti became more precarious due to the persistent political crisis, social unrest and gang violence. In February 2019, when large-scale demonstrations resulted in a country lock-down, UNICEF supported water trucking for 856 people in children’s homes and detention centres and provided fuel to the Government to maintain water supply for 950,000 people.

02 Aug 2019 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York/SOMALI REGION, Ethiopia – Trik Dulene knows all about bullying and coercion when it comes to a woman’s reproductive choices.

Although she and her husband agreed to use family planning after their two daughters were born, her in-laws demanded she give them more grandchildren. The pressure eventually broke apart her marriage: When her daughters were 12 and 15, her husband left them.

02 Aug 2019 description

NEW YORK, United States—Africa has recommitted to fulfilling the Promise of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) through accelerating implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (PoA), with a priority focus on placing people’s rights at the centre of development.

01 Aug 2019 description
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BAGHDAD, Iraq, 1 August 2019 – Twenty-five years ago, 179 world leaders promised women to empower and protect them and improve their access to reproductive health services at the International Conference on Population & Development, ICPD, in Cairo.

On 28 July 2019, under the patronage and attendance of His Excellency, Dr Qusay Al-Suhail, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Iraqi Statistical Association, in collaboration with UNFPA, hosted a seminar on the 25 years of ICPD, in presence of UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr Luay Shabaneh.

29 Jul 2019 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – How much would it cost to achieve a world where no woman dies from pregnancy-related causes, lacks access to modern family planning, or is subject to harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) or child marriage – all in about 10 years?

26 Jul 2019 description
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Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s briefing, as prepared for delivery, to the Security Council on women, peace and security in Afghanistan, in New York today:

I thank the President of the Security Council for convening this meeting on women, peace and security in Afghanistan, and the Council for its continued engagement around this issue.

25 Jul 2019 description

Niger has been on Africa’s migration route for centuries, and particularly the Agadez region. In recent years, travellers heading north have been joined by thousands of people moving south, either expelled from Algeria or returning from Libya.

24 Jul 2019 description

Kabul, Afghanistan/UNITED NATIONS, New York – UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem joined a high-level delegation of women UN leaders on an intensive two-day “solidarity mission” to Afghanistan to highlight the need for women’s voices to be elevated in peacebuilding and decision-making.

She travelled alongside United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo and the head of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.