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State of World Population 2019

Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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The Power of Choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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Fact sheet Family Planning model centers

This document summarizes the missions, roles and attribution of the family planning model centers in Madagascar.

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"Renewed Ambition" 2017 Annual Report UNFPA Indian Ocean (Madagascar-Comoros-Mauritius)

With the transition to the New Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the arrival of the new Country Representative for Madagascar and Country Director for the Comoros and Mauritius, Mr. Constant-Serge Bounda, Year 2017 was a pivotal year for the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) in the Indian Ocean region. True to its mandate of «Achieving a world where every pregnancy is desired, every childbirth is safe and the potential of every young  person is fulfilled», UNFPA works in Madagascar, the Comoros and Mauritius. 

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Country Programme Action Plan (7th cooperation programme)

The Country Programme Action Plan of the 7th cooperation programme between Malagasy Government and UNFPA is available for download. French language only.

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State of the World Population Report 2017

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Inequality is often understood in terms of income or wealth—the dividing line between the rich and poor. But, in reality, economic disparities are only one part of the inequality story. Many other social, racial, political and institutional dimensions feed on each other and together block hope for progress among people on the margins.

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