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26 March 2014
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Final note from Dirk - an Opinion-Editorial by UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative Dirk Jena

ONE of my favourite memories as far as contraceptives are concerned is joining a queue at a store for some condoms outside my university - while my girlfriend who is now my wife of 32 years waited... Read more

17 March 2014
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It's all about choice - an Opinion-Editorial

THIS month (April) marks an important milestone for the United Nations family - we have less than 1000 days to the deadline of achieving the eight millennium development goals or MDGs; all UN member... Read more

13 March 2014
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Address changing household structures - a feature article

Household structures are changing and so are household compositions - this is one of the key findings of a global review of how United Nations member states, as signatories to the International... Read more

12 March 2014
Statement

Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to reaching the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero... Read more

10 March 2014
Statement

Progress for women and girls is progress for all - A Statement by United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director to mark International Women's Day

By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director As we commemorate International Women's Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls,... Read more

18 February 2014
Statement

Mental Health Matters - Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin on International Youth Day

A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. Being healthy means not merely the absence of illness, but complete physical, mental and social well-being. An... Read more

12 February 2014
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Investing in Reproductive Health: supporting efforts to ensure access to reproductive health

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (January 08, 2014) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) on Wednesday affirmed its support towards the efforts of the Ministry of Social... Read more

12 February 2014
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21st century battle - an Opinion-Editorial by UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative Dirk Jena

IN our region, the predominance of the Christian faith cannot be denied. There are other religions of course and the freedom to observe your personal choice is perhaps one of the positives of life... Read more

30 January 2014
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Story's in the data - an Opinion-Editorial by UNFPA Pacific Director and Representative Dirk Jena

THERE is something that I have not really discussed here perhaps because it can become rather technical and cumbersome for some but it is one of the cornerstones of our, the United Nations Population... Read more

23 January 2014
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Global citizenry - why international meetings matter

Suva (Fiji) January 23,2014 - EVER wondered why governments send delegations to international meetings or conferences, particularly for small island nations such as ours for whom these trips must... Read more

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