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2010-12-23 00:00:55

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014. United Nations, New York (Vocus) December 22, 2010 UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) beyond...

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...

2010-10-21 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...

2010-09-20 19:55:00

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid today called on world leaders to increase funding for reproductive health, including family planning, and place women's health at the centre of their national plans. "Now is the time to move from speech lines to budget lines," said Ms. Obaid at an event during the MDG Summit which started today at the United Nations. "Women deliver for their families, communities and nations, and now it is...

2010-06-07 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, and CARE International announced today at the Women Deliver Conference an agreement to enhance collaboration on maternal health programs in more than 25 countries. This unique collaboration will bring together UNFPA's effective work with national governments and CARE's expertise in engaging local communities. "No woman should die giving life. Through collaboration we can make a bigger...

2010-04-12 15:11:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global financial crisis should not be allowed to prevent further investments in health and human well-being, said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The lack of such social investment, she warned, will be most acutely felt in the poorest countries, and will most severely impact those who are socially and economically the most underprivileged--particularly poor women and girls....

2010-01-14 12:19:00

UNITED NATIONS, New York, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is working as part of the coordinated United Nations response and with other partners to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to those who have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Experts are carrying out assessments in Port-au-Prince to determine the extent of the human toll and material damages in as much detail as possible. "UNFPA extends solidarity, compassion and...

2009-12-09 08:09:00

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) will present Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with the Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award, on Thursday, 10 December, Human Rights Day. Established in 1997, the award is given annually to individuals for substantial contributions to human rights. Ms. Obaid's selection for this year's award, according to UNA-NCA, "is an...

2009-12-03 06:00:00

Targeted Investments Can Also Radically Reduce Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortion and Lower Poverty Levels NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maternal deaths in developing countries could be slashed by 70% and newborn deaths cut nearly in half if the world doubled investment in family planning and pregnancy-related care, shows a new report by the Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Currently, more than half a million maternal deaths and 3.5...

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2009-11-18 13:15:00

If women were to have better access to contraceptives, it could actually help the battle against global warming, the UN Population Fund claimed on Wednesday. In a 104-page report, the UNFPA said the use of contraceptives among women would help to slow population growth, which "would help build social resilience to climate change's impacts and would contribute to a reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions in the future." "It really is the first time that a United Nations agency has looked hard at...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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