The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This year’s Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.
The General Assembly convened a Special Session on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014 in the General Assembly Hall, New York, on 22 September 2014. The session was convened on the basis of General Assembly Resolution 65/234 on the follow-up to the ICPD Beyond 2014, and General Assembly Resolution 67/250 on the organization of the Special Session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD Beyond 2014.
Trends in adolescent motherhood and fertility and related Inequalities in the Caribbean 1990-2010
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean/Barbados is working to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights in four countries:
St. Vincent and theGrenadines.
The research presented in this document aims to generate new knowledge and provide the baseline
data to inform the development of programmes to support adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and rights. It also aims to inform UNFPA’s 2012 – 2016 programme of assistance to these English-speaking Windward Islands.
The research comprises three components:
1. Desk review
2. Consultations through interviews with key stakeholders
3. Focus group discussions with young people
‘Motherhood in childhood” offers a new perspective on adolescent pregnancy, looking not only at the girls’ behaviour as a cause of early pregnancy, but also at the actions of their families, communities and governments.
“Too often, society blames only the girl for getting pregnant,” said UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “The reality is that adolescent pregnancy is most often not the result of a deliberate choice, but rather the absence of choices, and of circumstances beyond a girl’s control. It is a consequence of little or no access to school, employment, quality information and health care.”
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Sexual Violence is any sexual act that is perpetrated against someone's will.
This initiative is one of the contemporary ways in which the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sub-Regional Office (SRO) in Trinidad and Tobago will connect with all partners, stakeholders and the general public.
To date, responses to the HIV epidemic by both the international development community and national governments are still primarily biomedical. Specifically there is a concentration on treatment and care rather than on prevention and support services, which would both require increased emphasis on psychosocial programming for vulnerable groups.
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