United Nations Population Fund Current Affairs, GK & News

UNFPA Study on Bodily Autonomy

The United Nations Population Fund recently released a report “My Body is My Own”. The report is about women’s power to make decisions on their bodies. It also reported about the laws in different countries that support women rights in this matter. Key Findings Nearly half of the women in the world cannot make their ..

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed on February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed annually on February 6, across the world. Genital Mutilation, or altering the female genitalia for non-medical reasons is prevalent in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the ..

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State of World Population 2019

The United Nations Population Fund has released the State of World Population 2019 report. Findings of the Report India’s population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019 to 1.36 billion. It was more than double the annual growth rate of China. India’s population in 2019 stood at 1.36 billion. The population has ..

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WHO granted $175,000 for healthcare of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $ 175,000 to provide essential medicines and life-saving healthcare to the vulnerable population in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar that has witnessed an influx of thousands of Rohingyas from Myanmar. The WHO grant will support 20 mobile medical teams to provide essential services ..

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Uttar Pradesh Nargis Yadav: The 7 Billionth Baby

Nargis Yadav of Dauraha village near Lucknow was declared the symbolic seven billionth resident of the world recently. It was not possible for anyone to claim that one child is the seven billionth baby, so United National Population Fund had estimated that the world’s population would breach the seven billion mark on October 31, and ..

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