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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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-11-20 00:00:51

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed the United Nations Secretary-General's announcement naming Dr.

2010-11-12 00:00:46

UNFPA Helps Prevent Cholera Among Pregnant Women and People Living With HIV and AIDS in Haiti 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...

2010-10-21 00:00:45

New UNFPA Report Links Peace, Security and Development to Women’s Rights and Empowerment 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,...

2010-10-08 12:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Business and community leaders, dignitaries and philanthropists joined forces to celebrate advancements in the health and rights of women globally on Thursday, October 7 at the Americans for UNFPA Awards for the Health and Dignity of Women.

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.