Ensuring rights and choices for all


26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend

If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy...

Photo: Young people respond to questions to causes of teenage pregnancy during health session at YCA summit

16 October 2018

Teen pregnancies a barrier to fulfil youth potential

The Youth Connect Africa Summit (08-10 October 2018) in Kigali brought together thousands of young people from all over Africa and the world at large. During the Health Session held under the theme; “Straight Talk: Transforming Africa through the prevention of Teen Pregnancy” jointly organized by UNFPA and the Imbuto

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD). At the end of a two-day meeting in Accra...

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