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United Nations Population Fund

An organization created by the United Nations and charged with promoting reproductive health. It provides funding for programs to discourage the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, to promote the use of contraceptives and to support healthy pregnancies and childbirths. The alleged role of the United Nations Population Fund in funding abortions and forced sterilizations has been a source of controversy.
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A relatively youthful population, reflected in a large share of working-age adults, means that the country can reap the benefits of what is known as a "demographic dividend" - but only if it acts now, UN Population Fund head Dr Babatunde Osotimehin told the GDN.
The UNHCR, UN Population Fund, UN Children's Fund, the International Rescue Committee and the International Medical Corps evaluated the humanitarian community in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria on their response to gender-based violence during the Syrian conflict.
More than 200 children participated in theinitiative in presence of representatives of the UN, UN Population Fund, the WHO and the SyrianFamily Planning Association.
The minister was speaking at the end of an official visit by an international delegation comprising a number of the UN agencies, including the UNDP, UN Population Fund, United Nations Office for Project Services, UNICEF, UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the World Food Programme.
KUWAIT, April 2 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has played a key humanitarian role in assisting the vulnerable countries, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for Arab Region Mohammad Abdol Ahad said.
Including three priority axes, the programme is organised with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
The Amref director general also lauded the support being extended by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) towards training midwives in the country.
In his message, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, said: We know that healthy, educated, productive and fully engaged young people can help break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and are more resilient in the face of individual and societal challenges.
The Spokesperson also said that the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) "has warned that an estimated quarter of a million women and girls, including 60,000 pregnant women, affected by the conflict in northern and western Iraq, are in need of urgent care.
The UNICEF, the UN Population Fund and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will utilize the money for numerous schemes, comprising the proposals covering the areas of health, nutrition, immunisation and water.
Ashgabat hosted a seminar for senior officials on presentation of the demography for managers course, organized by the Academy of Public Administration of Turkmenistan and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) under the support of the French Embassy.
Khartoum, April 9 (SUNA)- The Sudanese authorities have asked the Official of the UN Population Fund in Sudan, Ms.
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