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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 >>

Cyclone Pam drives up contraceptive demand in Vanuatu

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 3:38 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Port Vila, Vanuatu (March 31, 2015) - Katherine Silas grimaces but one is not entirely sure if it is in response to pain or merely the sight of the needle being used to implant the long-term contraceptive, jadelle, a week after Cyclone ... More >>

Midwives fight Cyclone Pam fear for gift of life

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:00 pm | UNFPA

Anne Kalo is a delightful lover of life, punctuating her description of birthing four babies including twins and one by emergency cesarean as Cyclone Pam bore down on the flooded Maternity Ward of the Port Vila Central Hospital in the Pacific island ... More >>

Cyclone Pam cripples sexual and reproductive health services

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:30 pm | UNFPA

Continuing telecommunication challenges and substantial infrastructural damage to medical facilities mean women are not aware which services are still available or accessible. More >>

Ensuring coverage for women and girls after Cyclone Pam

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 8:53 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA PACIFIC, Suva (March 17, 2014) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) has committed up to $35 million VATU and will provide essential emergency reproductive health supplies towards the United Nations ... More >>

Women should not die giving life

Sunday, 11 May 2014, 4:50 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, May 11, 2014 - Whatever you've decided will fill your current 24 hours, 800 women will die within that same hour from pregnancy or childbirth complications; that’s 33 women dying every hour from conditions that could be prevented. More >>

Investing in Reproductive Health

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 3:54 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (January 08, 2014) – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) on Wednesday affirmed its support towards the efforts of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation to ensure ... More >>

Sport for Progress

Tuesday, 24 December 2013, 2:14 pm | UNFPA

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (December 24, 2013) - We have all seen the uniting power of sport; it is indiscriminate and its tentacles reach across ethnic, religious and age groups, or however else society has compartmentalized your world. More >>