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A patron with female condoms  standing next to the Condomize stall at the MTN Bushfire festival ©UNFPA2018 The CONDOMIZE! campaign launched in Eswatini in 2014 continues to reach greater heights year after year. It has become a regular feature in major social events such as the MTN Bushfire festival, which commands an audience of mostly young people in excess of 20,000. In 2018, the campaign distributed a record h...
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If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and respected, said Dereje Wordofa, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant Secretary-General, at the continental launch of UNFPA’s flagship report, State of World Population 2018.
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African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD). At the end of a two-day meeting in Accra, Ghana, from 4 - 5 October, the Ministers adopted the recommendations of the population experts, who had assessed the gains, gaps, best practices and challenges in implementing the Declaration.