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Monday, 15 October 2007

Kyrgyz students returning from India to apply their knowledge in population and development in their own country.

BISHKEK, 16 February 2006 – Two university students from Kyrgyzstan returned from their 9-months long diploma course in population studies in India. They were fully funded by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with the objective of increasing the number of specialists in population and development in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Issyk-Kul seminar focuses on gender equality and youth employment
Monday, 15 October 2007

Gender equality, employment and youth problems were high on the agenda of the national workshop held in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, on June 19-21. The workshop was organized within the framework of the ILO/ Netherlands project on boosting youth employment. For the first time ever it brought together all partner institutions that would be involved in the project implementation in 2007-2009. Aside from the ILO tripartite constituents, the workshop was attended by representatives of the presidential administration, the state migration and employment committee, the youth labour exchange, the state agency on technical and vocational training, the state agency on physical culture, sports, youth policy and protection of children, and national gender experts.

Maternal mortality ratio falling too slowly to meet goal
Friday, 12 October 2007
LONDON/GENEVA -- The world’s maternal mortality ratio (the number of maternal deaths per 100 000 live births) is declining too slowly to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims to reduce the number of women who die in pregnancy and childbirth by three-quarters by 2015.
Maternal Mortality Declining in Middle-income Countries
Friday, 12 October 2007

"In this 21st century no woman should die giving life. It is unacceptable that one woman dies every minute during pregnancy and childbirth when proven interventions exist. Millions of lives are at stake, and we must act now.

At the midway point in the timeline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, it is time to accelerate investments in women’s health and rights. It is time for governments to make reproductive health a priority."

Asian Countries Step up Commitment to Address Ageing
Thursday, 11 October 2007

MACAO, China—Confronting the unprecedented ageing of their populations, many Asian governments are formulating plans to meet the economic, social and health needs of older people. But growing recognition of the challenges ahead is not yet matched by adequate policies, particularly in less-developed countries.

An increased sense of urgency was evident here this week as delegates from two dozen countries met to review progress since a global conference on ageing in Madrid in 2002.

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