News file for: Millennium Development Goals
On Thursday, the Supreme Court halted the implementation of the Philippines’ first reproductive health law, issuing a 120-day status quo ante to review court challenges.
On International Women’s Day this year (March 8), The United Nations Population Fund focuses the spotlight on the problem of child marriages.
The Philippine Congress passed on Monday a controversial birth control bill that will make contraceptives available to the poor.
We catch up with Dr. Sania Nishtar who was recently a panelist at the 2012 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Tokyo, Japan.
Despite making education a constitutional right in 2010, Pakistan is unlikely to fulfill its Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal education by 2015.
Poor knowledge of basic healthcare and lack of sanitation are contributing to the high number of deaths among children under the age of five in Indonesia, according to UN statistics.
The government of the Philippines aims to drastically cut maternal deaths by spending US$12 million on contraceptives in 2012, a move bitterly opposed by the Catholic Church.
Insufficient progress has been made on halving the number of children who suffer from hunger, says a new Lancet study.
On International Women’s Day 2012, UN Rep Margareta Wahlström calls on governments of disaster-prone countries to empower girls and women through education.
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, says UNICEF and WHO.