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2011-07-22 20:51:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is scaling up its efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis caused by famine and displacement in the Horn of Africa. "We are deeply concerned by the gravity of the situation in the region," said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. "We call upon the international community to urgently look after the unique needs of pregnant women and mothers whose families' survival...

2011-07-09 00:00:29

World Population Day kicks off global 7 Billion Actions campaign. New York (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 As the world population approaches 7 billion, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, launches a global initiative on Monday to highlight the challenges, opportunities and actions that will shape our common future. World Population Day, 11 July, is the start of a worldwide advocacy effort that will continue through 31 October, when the United Nations projects world population will surpass 7...

2011-06-09 16:33:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stronger action must be taken to change harmful gender norms and practices and to integrate the prevention of gender-based violence into anti-HIV efforts, said Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Addressing world leaders on behalf of the United Nations during the AIDS Summit today, Dr. Osotimehin underlined the need to sustain the current momentum on women, girls and HIV...

2011-06-06 10:07:00

CHICAGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- crowdSPRING, the world's #1 marketplace for crowd-sourced graphic design and writing, and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today announced the launch of a global competition to design the logo for UNFPA's world-changing 7 Billion Actions Campaign. The world's population will reach seven billion by the end of October. UNFPA, an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health...

2010-11-20 00:00:51

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General's announcement naming Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin as Executive Director of UNFPA, to succeed Thoraya Ahmed Obaid once her tenure ends on 31 December. United Nations, New York (Vocus) November 19, 2010 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General's announcement naming Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin as Executive Director of UNFPA, to succeed Thoraya Ahmed...

2010-11-12 00:00:46

As part of its efforts to improve hygiene conditions and prevent the recent spread of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has distributed nearly 7,000 hygiene-cholera kits since 1 November, targeting pregnant women and people living with HIV/AIDS. United Nations, New York (Vocus) November 11, 2010 As part of its efforts to improve hygiene conditions and prevent the recent spread of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, UNFPA, the United Nations Population...

2010-10-21 00:00:45

When women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in their societies, according to The State of World Population 2010, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. London (Vocus) October 20, 2010 When women have access to the same rights and opportunities as men, they are more resilient to conflict and disaster and can lead reconstruction and renewal efforts in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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