January 24, 2021

World Population Day July 11th

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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year, on World Population Day, UNFPA will celebrate the theme “Family Planning is a Human Right.” […]

The Editor Speaks: Child marriages

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It must come as a shock to learn the despicable practice of child marriage is legal in the United States of America! Please see our story published today “Child marriage is still legal in the US”. The article, written by Nicholas Syrett of the University of Kansas, claims “with parental consent it remains possible for […]

UNAIDS and UNFPA launch road map to stop new HIV infections

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Global HIV Prevention Coalition holds first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, to find ways to strengthen and sustain political commitment for HIV prevention GENEVA, 10 October 2017—As part of global efforts to end AIDS as a public health threat, UNAIDS, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and partners have launched a new road map to reduce […]

Caricom body endorses plan to reduce adolescent pregnancy in region

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana— The Caribbean Community’s (Caricom’s) Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has approved a plan to reduce the number of adolescent pregnancies in each country of the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean by at least 20 per cent by 2019. The five-year plan was developed by a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary Regional […]

Caribbean child brides worry UNFPA

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By Nadine Wilson Observer staff reporter From Jamaica Observer Agency says leaders must address human rights violation Approximately 29 per cent of girls in the Caribbean were married before their 18th birthday, resulting in what representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) feel is a human rights violation that needs to be urgently addressed […]