A midwife listens for heartbeat on the belly of Mariam Moutari, 20, who is 8 month pregnant with her second child, during a pre-natal consutlation at the Bilmari health center in the town of Mirriah, Niger on Wednesday March 21, 2012. Photo: UNICEF NYHQ2012-0329
Sisters collecting waste materials to burn it in the fireplace before sunset in Blaj, Romania. Author: Attila Erdélyi, Hungary This photo was received in the framework of the ILO 'Work4Youth' photo contest.
Providing food vouchers in Lebanon to Syrian refugees. One of the refugees here today is Wafa, aged 24. She fled with her husband and children from their village in northern Syria in July 2012. Story credit: WFP/Martin Penner. Photo credit: WFP/Rein Skullerud.
1,500 community members attend the recent launch of the second phase of the Results-Based Financing project for health in Zimbabwe. Several people have benefited from the Results-Based Financing project in Zimbabwe, which began in July 2011. The success of the program has led to World Bank support for the second phase of the program which would improve service utilization with the removal of financial burden for maternal health care. Credit: World Bank
Children from Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced perform traditional dances at the African Union-UN mission in Darfur (UNAMID)’s ceremony marking the 10th annual International Day of UN Peacekeepers, in El Fasher, Sudan. Photo ID 515139. 29/05/2012. El Fasher, Sudan. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran.
A Hmong woman and her baby in the village of Sin Chai, Viet Nam. According to UNICEF, the number of children who die before age five has fallen worldwide by more than half since 1960. Photo ID 491903. 23/06/2011. Sapa, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/
Twenty women energy conservators, who were trained about energy consumption and conservation by SEWA Energy, have gone on to visit over 1,700 households in the districts of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. They were able to convince 200 families to replace their old electrical equipment with new energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps. Besides saving energy, this has helped poor families save approximately Rs 200 per month. Photo credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok
Afghan women attend one of the almost three thousand literacy courses supported by the United Nations Children's Fund for nearly seventy eight thousand women last year. 29 April, 2008. Bamyan, Afghanistan. UN Photo/Sebastian Rich
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