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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.

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.

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.

2008-07-14 09:00:18

Unchecked, Nepal's population to double in 31 years KATHMANDU, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Left unchecked, the population of Nepal will double in 31 years, local newspaper The Rising Nepal reported on Saturday.

2008-07-09 12:00:49

July 11th Marks the Commemoration of World Population Day under the Theme 'Family Planning, it's a Right, Let's Make it Real' The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Higher Population Council (HPC) will mark the commemoration of World Population Day on July 11th, 2008 under the theme 'Family Planning, it's a right, let's make it real' in a bid to promote and increase awareness of family planning and reproductive health as a fundamental right across the Kingdom.

2005-10-12 07:23:38

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Discrimination against women and young people is hampering international efforts to eliminate poverty, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.

2005-09-16 07:35:23

By Estelle Shirbon BABBAR RUGA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Soueiba Salisu endured the pains of childbirth for four days and four nights in a mud-brick house in her remote Nigerian village before her family, fearing for her life, took her to hospital.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.