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State of World Population 2013

Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?
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Population and sustainable development in the Post-2015 agenda

Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics

The Outcome Report of the Global Consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda makes the clearest and strongest case to date why population issues must be integrated in the new development agenda.
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Brief on Engaging Men, Changing Gender Norms

Directions for Gender-Transformative Action

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores the importance of changing social norms related to men’s ideas and behaviors and examines several questions.
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Brief on Sports and the Making of Men

Transforming Gender Norms on the Playing Field

This MenEngage-UNFPA advocacy brief explores ideas on how to transform sport - an important part of the lives of most boys and many men - to encourage gender equitable attitudes and behaviors, to end harmful forms of masculinity, and to transform masculinity in positive ways.
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Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

A call to action based on an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America

Violence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide and cuts across all socio-economic groups. This new collaborative study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude, nature and context of violence experienced specifically by indigenous girls, adolescents and young women.
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Family Planning Advocacy in 18 Countries

Strengthening Advocacy at UNFPA with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2012 and 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided support to UNFPA to strengthen transition to the new Executive leadership and advocacy work in family planning. Through this grant, funds were provided to 18 countries with high unmet need for family planning.
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Financing the ICPD Programme of Action

Data for 2011 Estimates for 2012/2013, Projections for 2014

This brochure tracks resource flows for financing the ICPD Programme of Action, including the revised estimates that take into account current needs and costs. It provides facts and figures (based on data from 2010 and estimates from 2011 and 2012) to answer these questions: Why fund population activities? How much will it take to achieve the ICPD objectives? Where are we now? Who is funding what? Where is the money going? What countries are benefitting? How much are countries mobilizing themselves? How much do we need?
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The Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

Annual Report 2012

This annual report describes results and good practices in 46 countries of the UNFPA flagship thematic fund to achieve reproductive health commodity security. In 2012, governments and partners took action to ensure that national health systems have the capacity and resources to provide a steady supply of quality, affordable essential supplies. Record-high donor support of $181 million in 2012 brought the total support for this five-year programme to $565 million, building on global momentum for family planning.
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Sixth Stocktaking Meeting: Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security

This annual meeting assessed the results of 2012 activities supported by the flagship thematic fund for reproductive health commodity security in 46 countries. The agenda focused on lessons learned during the first five years of operation 2008-2012 and plans for the next phase 2013-2020.
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ICPD and Human Rights

20 years of advancing reproductive rights through UN treaty bodies and legal reform

This publication highlights the progress countries have made through their laws and policies to implement the ICPD Programme of Action. It also describes national and international human rights developments on issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

This annual report examines progress in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals. With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon (2015), progress can be reported in most areas, despite the continuing impact of the global economic and financial crisis. For instance, maternal mortality has been reduced by 47 per cent, although much more progress is needed to reach the goal of a 75 per cent reduction. .
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