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Leaving no one behind in the post-2015 development agenda: young marginalized people claim their space

NEW YORK, 29 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - The sexual and reproductive health rights of young marginalized populations are often neglected and their collective voice in this critical area not always heard. To try to redress this imbalance young people from marginalized communities and key populations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico and Uganda met in New York this week to discuss how to put these rights issues firmly on the post-2015 development agenda, leaving no one behind.

Malawi: UN - First Lady Calls for Inclusion of Youths in Matters Affecting Their Lives

NEW YORK, 26 September 2014 (allAfrica) - Malawi's First Lady, Madam Getrude Mutharika has called on member states of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA Initiative) to fully involve the youth in matters that affect their lives and promote peer education among them to avoid early pregnancies, marriages and HIV infections.

 

69th session of the General Assembly

NEW YORK, 25 September 2014 (UNwomen) - As global leaders convene for the sixty-ninth session of the UN General Assembly in New York, UN Women will ensure that gender perspectives are reflected and that gender equality issues receive strong visibility and commitment to implementation.

Faith communities commit to championing sexual and reproductive health

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - The vital role of faith-based organizations in putting sexual and reproductive health firmly on the post-2015 development agenda was explored during a high-level side event at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

 

Zero Mothers Die: bold new initiative launched at UN General Assembly event

NEW YORK, 23 September 2014 (UNAIDS) - Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Dieat an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Zambia: Curb High Teen Pregnancies

LUSAKA, 18 September 2014 (The Times) - Statistics for 2013 showing that 12,500 pregnancies were recorded at primary school level while another 2,428 in secondary schools, as announced by the Ministry of Education, are not only shocking but a choking problem on efforts to educate the girl-child.

 

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