PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER / A Leading Cause of Death in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, cervical cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in women. It is estimated that every year 11,956 new cases of cervical

Promoting the rights of girls and women

The situation for girls and women in Bangladesh is changing for the better, especially in terms of economic participation.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for future Energy Security

Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power and Energy: Globally, renewable energy and energy efficiency promotion activities is in

Investing In Teenage Girls

An interactive and lively discussion looked into the issue of improving the lives of millions of teenage girls in

Youth Leading Sustainability

The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption', the theme of the 2016

"We want to be self-sufficient"

World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was recommended by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme In 1989. 'Investing in teenage girls' is the theme of 2016.

Investing in Teenage Girls

'Invest in girls, change the world!', 'Educate a girl, educate a nation!', 'Want to change the world? Invest in a teenage girl' or some

Insightful Dialogue at Bangla Academy on Midwifery

This year from the 3rd to the 5th of May, the National Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, 2016 was organised by the Embassies of Sweden, Kingdom of Netherlands, UNICEF and UNFPA.

Safe Motherhood Day 2016: Eradicating Obstetric Fistula

Motherhood is the most natural phenomenon we know, a time which is ideally associated with hope and joy. However there are

Moving into the post-2015 era – How global agreements will guide us

The first framework to be agreed upon as part of the post-2015 era the goal in Sendai was to finalize the post-2015 global framework

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

On the 17th of October, The Daily Star and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) jointly organized a

What the UN is doing

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will

A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

The last two years have seen an unprecedented number of man-made and natural disasters, resulting in millions of people displaced within and outside national borders.