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This glossary is designed as a tool to enable a consistent and proper use of key terms on gender programming by UNFPA colleagues, translators, partners and researchers working on the issues. The three key areas of the UNFPA mandate are sexual and reproductive health, gender equality and population and development strategies. In line with the UNFPA mandate and country office’s main focus areas on gender programming, the glossary includes terms on gender mainstreaming, male involvement, gender-based violence, sex ratio at birth, sexual and reproductive health, and programme management. United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM) has been used as an important reference to validate the translations of some key terms in this glossary.

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2012 is the second year of the five-year cycle of UNFPA’s seventh cooperation programme in China. The year witnessed several endeavors from UNFPA and government counterparts to improve effectiveness and efficiency in program implementation. Annual work plans were prepared and implemented in line with the blue print set out in the Country Programme Action Plan signed by the Government of the PRC and UNFPA in 2011.

 

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Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons. 

 

 

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This report, a collaborative effort of the United Nations and other major international organizations working in the area of population ageing, sheds light on progress towards implementing this Plan. It utilizes both a quantitative approach analysing policies and actions, and a qualitative approach bringing the voices of older persons themselves into the heart of the discussion. 

 

 

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China is experiencing an accelerated urbanization process. By the end of 2010, the urbanization rate in China had reached 49.7%, an increase by 13.5 percentage points compared to that in 2000 and a faster increase than the 9.9 percentage points for the period during 1990-2000. This represents a population of 660 million now living in the urban areas of China, an increase of over 200 million compared to that in 2000. 

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The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives presents a body of knowledge to inform and accelerate the availability of quality midwifery services for women and newborns. It aims to make a valuable contribution both to strengthening the midwifery workforce around the world and to the critical planning that is needed to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals. The first ever State of the World’s Midwifery is focused on 58 countries with high rates of maternal, foetal and newborn mortality. Its content has been largely informed by responses to a detailed survey that was developed to collect new or updated data and information in six areas: the number and types of practising midwifery personnel, education, regulation, professional association, policies and external development assistance. 

 

 

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has assisted China since 1979, playing a catalytic role in introducing quality standards for a voluntary reproductive health approach in China. As China’s largest multilateral source of assistance for population and reproductive health, UNFPA supports the Chinese Government in ful lling its commitments to ICPD and MDGs in the areas of population and development. 

 

 

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The 2009-2011 China Culture and Development Partnership Framework (CDPF), a joint initiative of the UN and the Government of China, is grounded in the plans and policies of the Government of China, which has targeted ethnic minority development as a high priority. 

 

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Ageing project CPR6P203 is implemented in six sites of six provinces, namely Shanghai and Shandong (in developed eastern China), Henan and Hunan (in less developed central China), and Gansu and Guizhou (in underdeveloped western China). The project is implemented by HelpAge International (HAI) and China National Ageing Committee (CNCA), funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

 

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Violence against Women (VAW) can be generally defined as “violence directed against a woman because she is a woman or which affects a woman disproportionately. It includes physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty.” The most common form of violence experienced by women globally is intimate partner violence, also commonly referred to as domestic violence or spousal abuse, which is the focus of this brochure. 

 

 

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