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5 April 2013
News

UNFPA to Mark 1,000-Day Milestone to the MDG 2015 Target Date

ISTANBUL - The United Nations and partners are calling for renewed attention to the Millennium Development Goals as the target date for achieving the goals, the year 2015, is drawing nearer. Friday,... Read more

3 April 2013
News

In tackling Armenia's high selective abortion rate, ensuring women's rights is key, UNFPA's Garik Hayrapetyan tells CIVILNET TV

Ensuring that women have equal rights and opportunities is a precondition for tackling Armenia’s high selective abortion rate, UNFPA’s Assistant Representative Garik Hayrapetyan told CIVILNET TV in... Read more

29 March 2013
News

Opera performance in Ankara brings violence against women centre stage

In a contribution to the fight against violence against women in Turkey, the Ankara State Opera, with UNFPA support, staged “Women of the Opera”, a concert of arias featuring women exposed to... Read more

26 March 2013
Press Release

Ageing, low fertility, migration must not be seen as threats, population experts say at UNFPA meeting

VIENNA – The key population challenges faced by many European countries – ageing, low fertility and migration – can be dealt with and should not be seen as a threat, experts said at a two-day meeting... Read more

19 March 2013
News

'The future we want': Albanians speak about their concerns and aspirations at UNFPA-led consultations on post-2015 development agenda

Nazmije, a mother of three daughters from a village near the city of Durrës, is one of over 1,000 Albanians from across the entire country who participated in a series of consultations organized by... Read more

7 March 2013
Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March)

On the occasion of International Women's Day, I want to take this opportunity to renew the commitment of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to strengthening and expanding our efforts to do... Read more

7 March 2013
Statement

Message by UNFPA Regional Director Werner Haug on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March)

Great progress has been made on gender equality in legal terms across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but in practice women are still often considered inferior to men – and treated accordingly. As a... Read more

15 February 2013
News

In rural Tajikistan, new approaches to family planning and maternal health are taking hold

Sadaf Atoeva has worked as a midwife at the rural maternity hospital in Rudaki, a town and district in western Tajikistan, for more than 26 years. She has seen significant changes over the past years... Read more

12 February 2013
News

Seven reasons for alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptives in Eastern Europe

The reasons behind the alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptive methods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are examined in a study published recently by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the... Read more

7 February 2013
Press Release

UNFPA Regional Director visits Ankara to discuss Turkey’s role in advancing population agenda in Europe and Central Asia

ANKARA – The Director of the UN Population Fund’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Werner Haug, has arrived in Ankara today to discuss Turkey’s contribution to advancing global... Read more

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