Environmental Sustainabililty and Climate Change


The United Nations Secretary-General remarks On International Women’s Day “From the glass ceiling to a carpet of shards” 8 March 2016

As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour …

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The Centrality of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Joint Statement delivered by Suriname on behalf of 44 UN Member States  I have the honor to make this statement …

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UNDL Suriname launches Holocaust exhibit

The United Nations Depository Library in the University of Suriname in Paramaribo launched its exhibit in observance of the International …

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Interview: VN-topman Richard Blewitt over millenniumdoelen in Suriname Mission Impossible?

De Ware Tijd, 03/11/2013 Richard Blewitt is een man met een missie. Als VN Resident Coördinator is hij de leider …

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World Population Day is commemorated annually on July 11 as an effort to recognize that reproductive health is at the very heart of development and crucial to delivering the UNFPA vision — a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

Approximately 16% of all live births in Suriname have a teen mother; close to 75% of these births are the results of unplanned pregnancies.
In order to raise awareness about the issue, the Suriname United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) commemorates World Population Day in collaboration with Ministry of Sport & Youth Affairs through panel presentations and discussions about teenage pregnancy and adolescent parenthood in Suriname. The two day event will be held on 18 and 19 July. It will present data and diverse perspectives that speak to the impact of teen pregnancy on people’s lives, as well as on national development.