Renewed commitment needed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and for key populations.
GENEVA, 20 November 2013—Accelerated progress has been reported in most parts of the world. However, there are worrying signs that some regions and countries are not on track to meet global targets and commitments on HIV.
Author: Nita Bhalla
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite laws banning child marriage in South Asia, deep-rooted social acceptance of the practice and a failure by authorities to crack down and punish perpetrators has led a culture of impunity in the region, the Center for Reproductive Rights said on Friday.
According to a new report by the New York-based charity, 25,000 children worldwide, most of whom are girls under the age of 18, are married every day - with the South Asia region accounting for almost half of all child marriages.
Youth unemployment in the UK and throughout Europe is a "public health time bomb waiting to explode" the World Health Organisation has warned.
Two years before reaching the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, 40 percent of of women in the Asia-Pacific region are still experiencing violence, insecurity and poor quality of life. This is higher than the global average of 35 percent and undermining the objectives of sustainable development.
30 October 2013 – A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health services.