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ICPD Beyond 2014 and young people in Albania

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Respect for human rights and individual rights is the basis for sustainable development. This is the focus of the ICPD Beyond 2014 and post-2015 development agenda. It is time now to go from words to action and ensure that young people and members of all marginalised groups are included, and to make them the focus of our work.

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Prague Conference Opening Address

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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin delivers the keynote address to the Regional Conference 'Population and Development Dialogue: Building Human Capital for Prosperity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia', held in Prague from 11-13 June 2014.

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Bosnia: Healing the Wounds of War publication trailer

UNFPA Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina is preparing a monograph/coffee-table photography book aimed at documenting the lives of survivors of Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1992-1995 war.

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18 years of UNFPA in Russia

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Highlights of the work of the United Nations Population Fund in the Russian Federation.

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Breaking the cycle of poverty and early childbirth among Roma in Bosnia

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Like many other Roma women in South-Eastern Europe, Arnela and Sabrina gave birth before turning 18. The two young mothers from Visoko in Bosnia and Herzegovina are sisters-in-law, and they share the experience of having seen their dreams shattered by getting pregnant too early in life.

But there is a way to break the cycle of poverty and early pregnancy. A recent survey shows that Roma girls with secondary education are dramatically less likely to have their first child as an adolescent.

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