Today is World Population Day - This year's theme: 'Investing in teenage girls'

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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund is the world’s largest source of population assistance. UNFPA is on the ground in more than 150 countries. UNFPA'S programmes aim to end child marriage, curb adolescent pregnancy, and to empower girls to make informed choices about their health and lives. In 2015 alone, UNFPA programmes helped 11.2 million girls between ages 10 and 19 gain access to sexual and reproductive health services and information.

Teenage girls around the world face enormous challenges. Many are considered by their communities or parents to be ready for marriage and motherhood. Many are forced from school, damaging their future prospects. Even among girls who stay in school, access to basic information about their health, human rights and reproductive rights can be hard to come by, leaving them vulnerable to illness, injury and exploitation. These challenges are exacerbated among marginalized girls, such as members of ethnic minorities or those living in poverty or remote areas.

Yet when teenage girls are empowered, when they know about their rights and are given the tools to succeed, they become agents of positive change in their communities.

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Below are all current jobs at UNFPA:

Technical Adviser Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt, P-5 (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes: 2016-07-28

Cairo|P-5, International Professional

 

Administrative Assistant, Resource Mobilization Branch, Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, G-5

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-15

New York City|GS-5, General Service

 

HR Intern, Istanbul, Turkey

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-12

Istanbul|Internship

 

Programme Specialist

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes: 2016-07-28

Panamá|P-4, International Professional

 

Technical Advisor, (Reproductive Health/Reproductive Health Commodity Security/Family Planning), Kabul, Afghanistan

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes: 2016-07-25

Kabul|P-5, International Professional

 

Budget Advisor, Resource Planning and Budgeting Branch, Division for Management Services, New York

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-14

New York City|P-5, International Professional

 

International Consultant- Census Programme Coordination

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-15

Yangon|International Consultant

 

Technical Advisor, Senior Statistician, Population & Development Branch, Technical Division

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-14

New York City|P-5, International Professional

 

Technical Adviser, Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health, ESARO, South Africa

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-15

Johannesburg|P-5, International Professional

 

Consultant- Development and implementation of capacity building of a community based organizations working on HIV prevention among sex workers

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-11

Yangon|International Consultant

 

Consultant-Investigations-Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS)

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes soon: 2016-07-15

New York City|Consultant

 

UNFPA Internship Program

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

Closes: 2016-12-31

New York City|Internship

Photo: Afghan girls in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan. Photo by John Scott Rafoss of the United States of America. Photo licensed under creative commons a Flickr.com