UN-backed study paints grim picture of neglect in promoting reproductive health

The huge level of disability and premature death due to sexual and reproductive problems is rising around the world, with over half a million women dying each year in pregnancy and childbirth, yet financial support for family planning is falling amid growing political interference, according to a new United Nations-backed ‘wake-up call’ study.

Progress made against sexual exploitation but more to do: UN peacekeeping head

“Significant progress” has been made in dealing with incidences of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by United Nations peacekeepers, but much more needs to be done, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping said today, calling for more support from Member States.