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13 October 2014
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Plan for a good start - an Opinion-Editorial

VUDA connotes a sense of history for us in Fiji - it is a commonly-held belief that families which first peopled these islands landed at this spot from which they then dispersed to the different... Read more

11 October 2014
Statement

Innovating for Girls’ Education - A statement by the UNFPA Executive Director Dr Osotimehin Babatunde on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child (11 October 2013)

October 11, 2013 - More girls are in school today than ever before. However, too many girls, especially the most marginalized, have never seen the inside of a classroom, or they go to school only... Read more

2 October 2014
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Investing in midwives for safe deliveries

WHAT would you tell the midwife who delivered you if you met her today? It is indeed rare to meet the one who coaxed your mother to a safe delivery. For millions of people, theirs are the hands that... Read more

29 September 2014
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The Pacific ripple - at the 6th Asian and the Pacific Population Conference

September 26, 2013 (UNFPA Pacific) - The Asia Pacific region has adopted a document towards a global development agenda that will contribute to an updated agenda for the International Conference on... Read more

25 September 2014
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World leaders affirm ICPD at the 69th UN General Assembly Special Session on the ICPD

MORE than 120 world leaders including presidents, heads of governments, ministers and senior officials and representatives of civil society emphatically affirmed two days ago the critical difference... Read more

18 September 2014
News

Influence of religion in ensuring dignity for all

September 18, 2014 - HAVING faith or the belief in a higher power is (almost) a default setting for the majority of those who people the small island nations in this ocean of islands we inhabit.... Read more

17 September 2014
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We want to reshape the development agenda beyond 2014: Pacific leaders

September 17, 2013 (Bangkok, Thailand) - The Pacific delegation to the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) will speak with a strong collective voice for its regional priorities. The... Read more

16 September 2014
News

Building Better Lives through a Population and Development Agenda - An Opinion-Editorial by Noeleen Heyzer and Babatunde Osotimehin

Half a century ago, the world was warned of the imminent explosion of "the population bomb." There were fears that humanity would suffer mass starvation. And that societies would plunge into turmoil... Read more

13 September 2014
Statement

The Pacific Opening Statement by Cook Islands Minister for Health, Honourable Nandi Glassie

On behalf of the Pacific Countries, namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, I have been... Read more

13 September 2014
News

Pacific voice for global development agenda beyond 2014 - a Media Advisory

September 14, 2013 - From Monday, September 16 to Friday September 20, some 300 representatives of 40 countries will come together for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference in Bangkok,... Read more

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