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The United Nations Headquarters in New York is currently hosting the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, a ten-day gathering of government representatives, UN agencies, civil society and other stakeholders to review current global progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda ...
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
by Hayley Gleeson, Project Coordinator for ACT!2015 and Ruben Pages, Youth Programmes Coordinator at UNAIDS. Over the past decade, we have made significant progress to advance girls’ rights to education, health, and security. Today, girls are more likely than ever ...
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
Over the next 9 days world leaders are negotiating a climate change deal in Paris at the 21st annual Conference of the Parties, known as COP 21. Civil society organisations, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation and other members of ...
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals promises to transform our world by 2030. But will governments actually go beyond words? Will they actually implement targets to reach the goals of gender equality?
Kate Gilmore, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme) addressed our High Level Side Event “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls” at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
Olga Mabitsela, Director of population policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), National Population Unit, South Africa “I’m writing from the 48th Commission on Population and Development (CPD48) in New York, from deep inside the United Nations building where representatives from ...
This week, Sarah Shaw is in New York City for the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. Here she reports on the negotiations so far.. The 48th UN Commission on Population and Development began on 13th April ...
IPPF was accepted to make an oral statement in the General Debate of CSW, a golden opportunity to put our issues on the record and to directly address member states. The statement was presented by IPPF’s Estelle Wagner, International Advocacy ...