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18 May 2012

Maternal deaths halved in 20 years, but faster progress needed

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 16 May 2012 – The number of women dying of pregnancy and childbirth related complications has almost halved in 20 years, according to new estimates released today by the... Read more

2 May 2012

Access To Education - Not The Magic Wand To Empowering Women Says Gender Consultant

Kingston, Jamaica – May 1, 2012: Professor Barbara Bailey, Gender Consultant and former Director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at The University of the West Indies is... Read more

19 April 2012

Supporting Each Other

The UNFPA Country Office in Barbados has the responsibility for providing support to the member and associated-member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). For the... Read more

16 April 2012

Delegate to the Historic 1994 ICPD Gives Civil Society Organizations Advice for Advancing the Development Agenda

Caribbean advocates for population and development issues, including sexual, reproductive health and rights and youth empowerment are being encouraged to unite around common issues of concern for... Read more

11 April 2012

What’s in a Promise?

With the glaring inequities between rich and poor countries and even within countries, it is easy to doubt the sincerity of governments when they make promises to protect the poor and vulnerable.... Read more

31 March 2012

The People Agenda

Article By Jovan Tobas of the Trinidad Express There are two T&Ts. Here's one example: today the average number of children born to a Trini woman over her lifetime is 1.7. This tells the story of... Read more

8 March 2012

Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty

New York - 8 March 2012: Today, on International Women’s Day, UNFPA renews its commitment to gender equality and human rights and dignity. Many rural women have limited autonomy and low status, which... Read more

24 February 2012

Pregnant Teens Speak Out about the Challenges they Face Being Young and Pregnant

February 25, 2012  - Kingston, Jamaica:   Pregnant girls attending the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health clinic at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) in Kingston, Jamaica, told UNFPA... Read more

23 February 2012

UNFPA Head Encourages Jamaica to take Leadership of the ICPD Agenda

23 February 2  012 – Kingston, Jamaica:  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund’s, Executive Director,  Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is the first Head of a UN Agency to hold discussions with the Most... Read more

25 December 2011

UNFPA conducted a Regional Training of Trainer’s Workshop on Costing with emphasis on Reproductive Health -

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean in collaboration with LACRO and its counterparts CIES and PRISMA, conducted a Regional Training of Trainer’s workshop... Read more