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Investing In Midwives Is Crucial For Sustainable Development

Friday, 6 May 2022, 5:32 am | UNFPA

Opinion-Editorial by Björn Andersson, Regional Director of UNFPA Asia and the Pacific 05 May As the International Confederation of Midwives celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for the Asia and Pacific ... More >>

UNFPA Launches Bilum Campaign: Harnessing PNG Traditional Culture To Advance Gender Equality And Bodily Autonomy

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 6:33 am | UNFPA

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launches the bilum campaign on 09th September 2021 at the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, with the theme “Harnessing PNG traditional culture to advance gender equality and bodily autonomy” in partnership ... More >>

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 >>