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In 2013, UNFPA offered complementary youth, gender based violence prevention and response, and reproductive health services, while working on capacity building and empowerment of people and communities in Jordan.

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“UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled” .

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One hundred seventy-nine governments affirmed individuals’ right to family planning at the International Conference on Population and Development, ICPD, in 1994, when signatories of the ICPD Programme of Action stated that, “the aim of family planning programmes must be to enable couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children and to have the information and means to do so.” This affirmation marked a paradigm shift in the way governments and international organizations looked at development and population issues. 

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During crisis, reproductive health services-including antenatal care and emergency obsteric care often become unavailable and many women lose acess to family planning services,exposing them to unwanted pregancy and deliveries in unsafe conditions
 

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Population research and studies showed a number of health issues for women, youth and children that should be addressed such as the need for providing quality health care for young mothers and children whether at the individual level or the community level

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 When a crisis strikes, humanitarian response must be swift and adaptable to the needs of affected populations. Women and young people may especially require targeted support, and aid must be sustained from the onset of an emergency until recovery and reconstruction." Dr Babatunde Osotemehin. UNFPA Executive Director

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 During a crisis, reproductive health services - including antenatal care and emergency obstetric care - often become unavailable and many women lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy and deliveries in unsafe conditions.

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The milestone of 7 billion is marked by achievements, setbacks and paradoxes.While women are on average having fewer children than they were in the 1960s,our numbers continue to rise. Globally, people are younger and older than ever before. In some of the poorest countries, high fertility rates hamper development and perpetuate poverty, while in some of the richest countries, low fertility rates and too few people entering the job market are raising concerns.

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Women rarely wage war, but they too often suffer the worst of its consequences. Gender-based violence, including rape, is a repugnant and increasingly familiar weapon of war. The immediate toll it takes extends far beyond its direct victims, insidiously tearing apart families and shattering societies for generations to come.

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“We have read the science. Global warming is real, and we are a prime cause. . . . We must set an agenda—create a roadmap to the future, coupled with a timeline that produces a deal by 2009. In this, it helps to have a vision of how the future might look if we succeed.” 

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