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US funding cut to UN Population Fund could be devastating: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the US funding cut for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) could have devastating effects on the health of vulnerable women and girls around the world.

Apr 05, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund

The US has withdrawn funding for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in over 150 countries.

 

Apr 04, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

More than 10,000 attacks on Yemeni women in 2016: UN

The conflict in Yemen has made women and girls more vulnerable to gender-based violence, with more than 10,000 cases reported last year, the UN Population Fund said on Monday.

Mar 27, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

Sri Lanka aims to be HIV free by 2030

 Sri Lanka is making timely interventions in its efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday.

Nov 17, 2016, 23:54 PM IST

Myanmar census data undercuts Buddhist hardliner claims

Muslims make up just over two percent of Myanmar`s population, government census figures showed on Thursday, undercutting claims by Buddhist hardliners that Islam poses a threat to the dominance of their faith.

Jul 21, 2016, 14:49 PM IST
'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

'53% Pakistani teenage girls feel domestic violence is justified if wife refuses to have sex'

Over half a population of teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex, claims United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.

Feb 11, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

Chennai hospital launches first-of-its-kind orthogeriatrics department

Chennai's only multi-speciality facility, Kauvery Hospital, has extended its healthcare services to senior citizens by launching the first-of-its kind orthogeriatrics department for comprehensive orthopaedic care.

Jun 27, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

Over 50,000 pregnant women affected in Nepal quake: UN

 Some 50,000 pregnant women were likely affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, a UN agency said on Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2015, 18:15 PM IST

UNPA assessing ways of engaging men in gender equality work

A high-powered panel of United Nations Population Fund has assessed the possibility of involving men and boys in gender equality work in India and the world.

Nov 11, 2014, 22:32 PM IST

Four million adolescent girls give birth every year in India

Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund.

Jul 10, 2013, 20:55 PM IST

World`s elderly could number two billion by 2050

Every ninth person in the world is aged 60 and above and their numbers will increase to one in five by 2050, numbering two billion elderly, a UN agency has concluded.

Oct 01, 2012, 12:59 PM IST

Aim to cut maternal mortality ratio: Ghulam Nabi Azad

India is targeting to cut maternal mortality ratio by a quarter to 150 per 1,00,000 live births by 2015.

Aug 14, 2012, 13:36 PM IST

Aim to cut maternal mortality ratio: Ghulam Nabi Azad

India is targeting to cut maternal mortality ratio by a quarter to 150 per 1,00,000 live births by 2015.

Aug 14, 2012, 13:36 PM IST

`Six of 10 patients with HIV are women`

Agencies working to address this problem are UNAIDS and the UN Population Fund.

Mar 04, 2012, 14:01 PM IST

Students exposed to adolescence programme more aware

A total of 21,967 students from various government and private schools in five states participated in the concurrent evaluation programme.

Nov 25, 2011, 12:10 PM IST

Bangladesh calls UNFPA report `unauthorised meddling`

In its report, UNFPA revealed Bangladesh`s population is now 164.4 million.

Oct 25, 2010, 15:55 PM IST

UNFPA Laadli media awards declared

Population First and United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) today announced 23 winners (northern
region) of the UNFPA- Laadli Media Awards for gender
sensitivity 2009-10.

Apr 14, 2010, 22:37 PM IST