UN in the News

Benin: It takes a community to educate a girl or a boy

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 05:14 PM PDT

Going to school can be a long, lonely walk for a young girl in Benin. That’s if her parents even let her pursue an education. But a UNICEF-supported scheme of ‘big sistering’ in 16 districts of this West African country makes the journey enjoyable – and serves as a monitoring system to ensure that girls get to school each day.

Giving voice to rural women and men through Dimitra

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Panel Highlights the Contribution of Maternal Health to Achievement of the MDGs – 15 April 2010

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 11:45 AM PDT

UNITED NATIONS — As the Commission on Population and Development addressed the overall theme of health, mortality, morbidity and development, a side panel organized by UNFPA looked at the contribution of reproductive health to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

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