Latest United Nations Population Fund Stories

2009-10-07 14:30:00

BANGKOK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the recent series of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is providing humanitarian assistance in affected countries throughout the region.

2009-09-25 10:55:00

Collaboration Among Leading Public and Private Sector Organizations Formed to Bring International Attention to this Injustice NEW YORK, Sept.

2009-09-03 12:25:00

A lack of financing for global birth control programs has ended in an overwhelming number of unwanted pregnancies and death due to complications from childbirth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-01-27 14:38:00

President Obama and Republican Actions Run Counter to Public Opinion WASHINGTON, Jan.

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