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11 September 2014
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Young aspirations - An article on the 3rd Conference of SIDS Youth Forum Outcome

A document which specifies the aspirations of young people in small island developing states, the T.A.L.A.V.O.U (Towards A Legacy of Achievements, Versatility, opportunity, Through Partnership and... Read more

7 September 2014
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Connecting through the Moana - an Opinion-Editorial

A FRIEND of mine posted a picture this past weekend of the artwork by her five-year-old son who'd just been taught the formation of waves and was asked to draw his understanding of what he'd just... Read more

7 September 2014
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Untapped resource - An Opinion-Editorial on World Population Day

FOR the most part, our families and villages will embrace a child even if it is born out of wedlock to an adolescent mother, something frowned upon in most conservative-religious communities; but... Read more

4 September 2014
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Investing in youth, imperative for sustainable development

The 3rd International Conference on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa ends today with final statements by heads of member states and United Nations agency representatives, affirming... Read more

3 September 2014
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Youth require investment for realization of full potential - UNFPA

Apia, Samoa (September 3) - The sustainability of social and economic development benefits, in whatever sector they may be, will be highly dependent on how much investment is made in those who will... Read more

28 August 2014
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Women, key to a food-secure world: UNFPA

By mid last year (2013), the world was home to an estimated 7.2 billion people; human beings will increase by a projected one billion in the next 12 years and one of the most pressing questions... Read more

19 August 2014
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UNFPA Pays Tribute to Humanitarian Workers

As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger. Today's theme, "The World Needs More Humanitarian... Read more

18 August 2014
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Moana Declaration returns people to the heart of development agenda

August 18, 2013, Suva (UNFPA) - Pacific senior policy makers and parliamentarians representing Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia have ended the Pacific Conference of Parliamentarians for Advocacy... Read more

15 August 2014
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In Fiji, UNFPA Chief Stresses Women's Empowerment, Girls Education

  SUVA, Fiji - If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the... Read more

12 August 2014
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Pacific senior policy-makers converge in Suva to discuss ICPD beyond-2014

In 1994, 179 world leaders, including many from the Pacific island, endorsed and signed a 20-year development plan, encapsulated in a Programme of Action (PoA), at the International Conference on... Read more

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