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16 May 2014
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2014 and beyond - an Opinion-Editorial

WHAT major event do you remember from 1994 - your first job or child perhaps? For the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), it is a defining year on our timeline because 179 governments signed the... Read more

16 May 2014
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Paying in advance - an Opinion-Editorial

REPRESENTING 149 countries and 2200 organisations, 4500 participants and 411 (mainstream) journalists converged in Malaysia last week to regroup and strengthen individual and political commitments... Read more

12 May 2014
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Women should not die giving life - an article on maternal mortality

Whatever you've decided will fill your current 24 hours, 800 women will die within that same hour from pregnancy or childbirth complications; that's 33 women dying every hour from conditions that... Read more

9 May 2014
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Health access for all - affirming universal access to reproductive health

FIFTEEN Pacific Island nations including Papua New Guinea have reaffirmed their commitment to achieving universal access to reproductive health through continuing work with the United Nations... Read more

28 April 2014
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Demystify topics surrounding sexual health, UNFPA staff urged

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (Fiji) April 24, 2014 - The management and staff of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office have been encouraged to apply concepts of social... Read more

24 April 2014
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A UNFPA Pacific humanitarian response in the Solomon Islands

The rising water level after three days of consistent heavy rainfall snuck up on Honiara families in the Solomon Islands from accounts of survivors, most of who remain in evacuation centres today... Read more

10 April 2014
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Celebrated footprints - a feature article on the link between climate change and population dynamics

IN 2008, 1500 residents of Carteret Islands, a group of atolls of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG), had to be relocated becoming the world's first community to be... Read more

27 March 2014
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Capitalizing on our demographic dividend - a feature article

UNFPA Pacific, March 27 (2014) Suva - COUNTRIES blessed with sizeable youth population bases, like most of our Pacific island nations whose young people comprise a third of their population, must... Read more

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

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