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New Report Sounds The Alarm On Global Shortage Of 900,000 Midwives

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 6:17 am | UNFPA

NEW STATE OF THE WORLD'S MIDWIFERY REPORT ISSUES URGENT LIFESAVING RECOMMENDATIONS Report launched on the International Day of the Midwife 2021 with significant implications for Asia-Pacific and globally Fully investing in midwives by 2035 would avert roughly ... More >>

My Body Is My Own: State Of World Population Report 2021

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 6:04 am | UNFPA

MY BODY IS MY OWN Claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination UNFPA STATE OF WORLD POPULATION REPORT 2021 GLOBAL LAUNCH: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report, My Body is ... More >>

Devastation, Challenge, Opportunity: Covid-19 Pandemic's Impact On Women, Children In South Asia

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 7:10 pm | UNFPA

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” - New UN report Health services must urgently be restored and strengthened to contain the pandemic’s impact on ... More >>

#SheLeads: Celebrating Women Leaders On The Frontlines Of The COVID-19 Response And Beyond

Monday, 8 March 2021, 6:39 am | UNFPA

UNFPA STATEMENT AND ONLINE INITIATIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND WOMEN'S MONTH Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, ... More >>

To Strengthen Women’s Leadership, We Must Strengthen Their Rights And Choices In A Post-COVID World

Monday, 8 March 2021, 6:36 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director Bjorn Andersson issues an urgent message on International Women’s Day. A year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic began to engulf the world, we at the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA , warned of dangerous ... More >>

Humans Of ICPD: Stories Of Rights And Choices For All!

Friday, 13 November 2020, 6:16 am | UNFPA

On the one-year anniversary of the Nairobi Summit, UNFPA Asia-Pacific's storytelling initiative highlights the vision of the ICPD Programme of Action, all the more crucial as the region rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic BANGKOK, November 12, 2020 - The ... More >>

One Year After Nairobi, The March Continues Towards Rights And Choices For All

Friday, 13 November 2020, 5:59 am | UNFPA

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic summit on ICPD25 New York/Bangkok, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health ... More >>

New UNFPA Projections Predict Calamitous Impact On Women’s Health As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 7:23 am | UNFPA

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could skyrocket by millions of cases in the months ahead, according to data released ... More >>

How can Asia-Pacific address population ageing?

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 8:31 am | UNFPA

More and more countries across Asia and the Pacific are confronting the demographic reality of population ageing, a shift that governments often view as a threat to sustainable development, including economic growth. But this challenge can be converted ... More >>

The Power of Choice: State of World Population Report 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 1:07 pm | UNFPA

Rights and choice are at the centre of the mandate of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. More >>

Maternal health care surveillance training for Solomon Is.

Thursday, 6 October 2016, 9:41 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Honiara (Solomon Islands) October 05, 2016 – Health workers in the maternal health care field are advancing their knowledge and capacity in a two-day training provided by the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on the effective ... More >>

Solomon Islands Launches National Population Policy

Tuesday, 4 October 2016, 4:52 pm | UNFPA

Solomon Islands Launches National Population Policy 2017-2026 UNFPA Pacific, Honiara (Solomon Islands) October 4, 2016 – Continuing efforts to ensure targeted national development planning in the Solomon Islands reached a milestone today with the launch ... More >>

Investing in teenage girls for national progress

Monday, 11 July 2016, 11:59 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (July 11) – Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do from a personal level as individuals, but it is also fundamentally, smart economics as it ensures a country is benefitting fully from its human resources as ... More >>

Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 12:33 pm | UNFPA

Statement by Dr Babatunde Osotimehin on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015 Date: 10/12/2015 More >>

Ensure protection of women’s dignity and rights

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 11:56 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (Fiji) July 11, 2015 – In commemorating World Population Day today, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for increased specificity to women and girls particularly adolescents, in national response plans to humanitarian ... More >>

"Our" issues

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:14 pm | UNFPA

Every now and then, the New Zealand Parliamentarian's Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) will have an open hearing, which the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) supports. More >>

UNFPA Pacific shares lessons with New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 8:45 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific shares lessons with New Zealand Parliamentarians: Engaging boys and men in sexual and reproductive health and rights work More >>

People-centered development goals for Pacific dialogue

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 4:51 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Auckland, NZ (April 09, 2015) – Ministerial and senior Government officials of Pacific island countries are in Auckland (New Zealand) this week for the first regional gathering looking specifically into the final processes towards ... More >>

A dignified response to Cyclone Pam for women

Monday, 6 April 2015, 11:32 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Port Vila, Vanuatu (March 28, 2015) - Asked how she felt about receiving a basic dignity kit at her Cyclone Pam-ravaged township within the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila, Gertrude Venabelt said without hesitation: I feel loved. More >>

Cyclone Pam evacuation centers home to new-born

Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:21 am | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Port Vila, Vanuatu (March 25, 2015) - As her family settled into one of the classrooms at Freswota Primary School in Cyclone Pam-stricken Port Vila, in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, Meri Yalu was more troubled by an impending ... More >>