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US defunds UNFPA for the third year– on wrong assumptions

By Thalif Deen UN, Jul 17 2019 (IPS) – The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has withheld its annual contributions to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – for the third consecutive year. The three- year annual cuts, which began in 2017, ... Read More »

Secondary school enrollment still low in Bangladesh: UNFPA

Dhaka, Apr 19 (UNB)- The net enrollment rate for secondary education in Bangladesh is still significantly low, but better compared to the past, according to the UNFPA annual report. The ‘State of World Population Report 2019’ puts the enrollment rate at 57 percent for male children and 67 percent for female in 2017. But in 1999, the rate was 43 percent ... Read More »