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2009-08-06 11:22:00

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnerships between faith-based organizations and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, are critical to enhancing efforts to reduce maternal deaths and end violence against women. Representatives of more than 40 international faith-based organizations emphasized this partnership potential at the conclusion of two days of a policy round table on a range of issues including humanitarian relief, migration, maternal health and women's...

2009-06-25 12:57:00

UNITED NATIONS, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family planning experts from around the world warn that the lack of funding for family planning is stalling development efforts in poor countries. Countries facing large population growth are especially at risk. With populations expected to more than double in the coming decades in many African countries, declining health, increasing poverty, social unrest and inequality, and environmental degradation can be the result if current trends...

2009-05-22 11:18:00

UNFPA Launches Emergency Appeal for Maternal Health Care for the Displaced ISLAMABAD, Pakistan and UNITED NATIONS, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pakistani women uprooted by fighting in the Swat Valley have critical health needs that relief operations must urgently address, says UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Some 69,000 pregnant women have been displaced since the start of military operations on 27 April. Nearly 6,000 of them are expected to give birth within the next month,...

2009-03-12 09:46:00

UNITED NATIONS, New York, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's action by President Barack Obama to pave the way for the release of United States funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, reminds the world of his commitment to women's health, rights and equality, according to UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. "This is a great day for women, girls and their families around the world," said Ms. Obaid. "We warmly applaud this action by President Obama, which...

2009-02-24 14:01:00

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Egyptian doctor, Mahmoud Fathalla, and a Nicaraguan non-governmental organization, Movimiento Comunal Nicaraguense (MCN), have won this year's United Nations Population Award. The Award is given to individuals and institutions for outstanding work in population and in improving the health of individuals. The Award Committee, chaired by Malaysia's Ambassador to the United Nations, Hamidon Ali, chose the laureates from 18...

2009-01-27 14:38:00

President Obama and Republican Actions Run Counter to Public Opinion WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Political considerations threatened today to strip funding for family planning from President Obama's huge economic stimulus package, despite Obama's earlier pledges to support the programs and their high level of public approval. A recent Lake Research Partners poll of voters, done for the Women Donors Network in early November 2008 around Election Day and after the current...

2009-01-21 18:45:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five former directors of the Population and Reproductive Health Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today urged the new Obama administration to move quickly to restore U.S. leadership in global family planning. The former directors issued a joint report, Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance, as Barack Obama takes office as president. The report argues that U.S. investment in...

2008-12-18 11:14:00

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign to End Fistula was today recognized as a model for championing collaboration between countries in the Global South, receiving an award of excellence from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The award committee of UNDP's Special Unit for South-South Cooperation highlighted the Campaign's innovative approach in the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula and the rehabilitation of fistula survivors. UNFPA was...

2008-09-25 09:00:18

Text of report by North Korean newspaper Nodong Sinmun on 21 September [Nodong Sinmun 21 September special article by Kim Ko'n-to: "On Population Census"] The great leader [suryo'ng] Comrade Kim Il Sung [Kim Il-so'ng] taught the following. "Statistical survey and statistical research work should be conducted in order to obtain accurate statistical data." Population census work will be conducted in our country shortly. Generally speaking, population census is a population statistics...

2008-09-16 12:00:49

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Shannon Egan (NY), +1-212-297-4975, egan@unfpa.org, or Trygve Olfarnes (Panama City), +507-301-7362, olfarnes@unfpa.org UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 800,000 people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance in Haiti in the wake of hurricanes Fay and Gustav and tropical storm Hanna. Houses, medical facilities, main roads and bridges have been destroyed, and an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge in temporary...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.