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Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: violence undermines children's future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children.
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The AIDS response is producing exciting results and we can already foresee a time when the AIDS epidemic could end. Yet, the promises of science, politics and economic development will not be realized if we do not unite with women against violence as an integral part of the HIV response.
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The Education Digest presents the latest education statistics worldwide.
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Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. As part of on-going efforts,  World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank revised and improved earlier methods to estimate maternal mortality in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2008; and developed methodology to present trends in maternal mortality from 1990 to 2008 at country, regional, and levels.
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Conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in romoting gender equality and health are presented. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support; and prevention of gender-based violence.
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The report marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. Shortly after this landmark conference in 1995, the international community pledged to eliminate gender disparities in education by 2015 as part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The report presents the latest available data to analyse national progress and pitfalls in offering every child and young person equal access to education regardless of their sex.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the General Assembly (GA).  General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations composed of representatives of all Member States. As the highest intergovernmental body in the UN, it is also the principal policymaking and appraisal organ on matters relating to the follow-up to the major world conferences on women.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions, including the Commission on the Status of Women, and five regional commissions; receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes, and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to Member States. ECOSOC also monitors follow up to the major world conferences on women.