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QGIS for digital cartography in Censuses and Surveys

Technical Reports and Document

Geospatial data is increasingly used as census modernization advances within population data systems worldwide. It is UNFPA’s aim to expand access to software and related guidelines for using these data most effectively for development, disaggregation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNFPA’s Technical Division’s Population and Development Branch is committed to increasing the availability of both commercial (ArcGIS) and open-source (Q-GIS) GIS software and guidelines for UNFPA and our partner governments. This manual provides technical guidance on digital mapping, and analysis with QGIS, one of the most widely used free and open-source GIS packages. The manual covers all stages of digital mapping, including plotting of households within Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), creation of administrative boundaries, production of supervisor and enumerator maps, basic spatial analysis, and image processing; it also ensures that UNFPA provides National Statistical Offices and other partners with an alternative to commercial software for digital cartography in censuses and surveys.

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Demographic Dividend Atlas

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A visual snapshot of the current national status of development indicators that matter to a Demographic Dividend.

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Implications of COVID-19 for Older Persons

Technical Reports and Document

A technical brief on addressing older persons' specific needs within preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ageing populations & COVID-19 risk

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Europe is the region with the world's largest proportion of older persons. Almost 1 in 4 Europeans – 24% of the continent’s total population of 850 million – is 60 years or older.

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Gender Equality and the COVID-19 Outbreak

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A guidance note on the gender impact of COVID-19 and recommended actions for UN country teams.

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Conference Report: Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development in South-East Europe

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Summary of discussions and conclusions reached at the Regional Conference on Population Dynamics, Human Capital and Sustainable Development, held in Sarajevo in October 2019.

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Sexual & Reproductive Health UHC Guide

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At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, governments of 179 countries adopted the programme of action, agreeing to deliver universal access to comprehensive reproductive health care, including voluntary family planning and safe pregnancy and childbirth services. Twenty-five years later, at the Global Summit in Nairobi, the world community made strong commitments and agreed on a visionary agenda to accelerate progress, with a stronger focus on universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) as part of universal health coverage (UHC) under the following principles. 

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Cervical Cancer Factsheet

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Almost every case of cervical cancer could be prevented if countries implemented well-organised, evidence-based, easily accessible cervical screening programmes combined with the vaccination of adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted virus that can cause the cancer. Read more in our regional factsheet. 

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Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death

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Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

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Boys on the Move: The Toxic GBV Tree

Technical Reports and Document

This poster accompanies our Boys on the Move training materials. Boys on the Move works to provide potentially life-saving information and build competencies in boys and young men experiencing changing and challenging circumstances. 

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