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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...

2011-05-10 13:51:00

ISTANBUL, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investments in young people, women's empowerment and reproductive health, including family planning, are critical to boosting least developed countries' productive capacity and speeding their escape from poverty, according to a new report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The report, "Population Dynamics and Poverty in the LDCs: Challenges and Opportunities for Development and Poverty Reduction", says that the world's 48 least...

2011-02-10 11:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called on the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to immediately dissociate itself from a television campaign on Arab television stations which glorifies a female Palestinian terrorist. In 1978, Dalal Mughrabi hijacked two buses on the road between Haifa and Tel Aviv, resulting in the murder of 38 Israelis, including 13 children. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) Mughrabi, who was killed in the attack, is...

2011-01-13 00:00:46

One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, calls for increased support for women and young people in the country's recovery and reconstruction efforts. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, calls for increased support for women and young people in the country's recovery and reconstruction efforts. "After a disaster of such scale,...

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...

2010-12-15 12:15:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global is pleased to announce that it is running an advertisement on the famous CBS Super Screen in New York's Times Square. The purpose of the advertisement is to call attention to the estimated 215 million women worldwide that do not have access to modern contraception.(1) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101018/DC83896LOGO) "Women are the cornerstone of every society around the world. When women are...

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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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