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UNFPA's Global Dialogue On Demographic Diversity Reaffirms The Need For Hard-fought Rights To Be Upheld

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 7:56 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

More than 200 participants are gathering in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 15 and 16 May to discuss how to achieve sustainable and equitable development in a world more demographically diverse than ever before. More >>

UNFPA Calls On Partners In Asia-Pacific To Redesign The World For Women

Friday, 10 May 2024, 4:45 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

The Equity 2030 Alliance envisions a world of equal opportunities for all and through its launch in Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA calls on all partners to join the initiative. More >>

Midwives: Delivering Amidst Climate Crises

Saturday, 4 May 2024, 4:31 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

In the face of adversity, they ensure health services are more accessible and can quickly reach women in need. In low resource settings, midwives as frontline workers often serve as the only source of help for a woman to give birth safely. More >>

Uniting For Global Reproductive Health Equity

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 2:20 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Opinion-Editorial by UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director on the launch of the State of World Population Report 2024 More >>

UNFPA: The World Should Not Lose Focus On Afghanistan

Monday, 11 December 2023, 8:16 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Kabul, Afghanistan, 11 December 2023 – Amid the raging conflicts across the world, we should not lose focus on Afghanistan where women and girls continue to acutely suffer from the impacts of the protracted polycrisis in the country, deepened by ... More >>

Op-ed By UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director: Data Is Crucial To Preventing Gender-based Violence

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:55 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

From informing policy and advocating for change to measuring progress on commitments, investing in quality and ethical data is a key component to preventing gender-based violence. Gender-based violence remains an urgent human rights concern in the Asia ... More >>

Humanitarians Deliver, No Matter What: Op-ed By UNFPA Regional Director On World Humanitarian Day (August 19th)

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 6:18 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, observed on 19 August, United Nations Population Fund Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Björn Andersson, says humanitarians need protected access to provide life-saving care during crises and that governments ... More >>

Collective Investment In Midwifery For A Healthier, Safer World

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 5:15 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Improving maternal and newborn health is a critical part of the Sustainable Development Goals, where we, as a global community, commit to ending preventable maternal and newborn mortality. The United Nations has consistently highlighted the crucial role ... More >>

Standing Up For Sexual And Reproductive Rights For All

Saturday, 10 December 2022, 8:45 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Statement by UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director Björn Andersson on Human Rights Day 2022 As we observe Human Rights Day, let us remember the role that women from the Asia and the Pacific region have played in shaping the Universal Declaration ... More >>

Humanitarians In The Age Of Emergencies

Monday, 22 August 2022, 5:17 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Opinion-Editorial by Björn Andersson, Regional Director of UNFPA Asia and the Pacific The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, says humanitarian crises are everyone's business. Harnessing the ... More >>

Maintaining Dignity During Menstruation

Sunday, 29 May 2022, 7:49 pm | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson , says investments in menstrual health and comprehensive sexuality education will remove taboos and put sustainable solutions in the hands of people ... More >>

Nearly Half Of All Pregnancies Are Unintended—a Global Crisis, Says New UNFPA Report

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:13 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further [NEW YORK, 30 March 2022] — Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year throughout the world, are unintended. For the women and girls affected, ... More >>

Gender Equality And Women’s Empowerment Today For A Sustainable Tomorrow

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 6:20 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and governments look to institute policies to build back better and greener, we are at the same time affected by another global crisis – climate change – and the ... More >>

Regional Study Identifies Data Gaps For Persons With Disabilities In Asia And The Pacific

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:20 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 February 2022 : The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office and the CBM Global Inclusion Advisory Group released a report that underscores shortcomings in national capacities across the Asia-Pacific region to identify and support persons ... More >>

Do You Own Your Own Body? For Millions Of Women In Asia-Pacific And Globally, The Answer Is No

Friday, 21 May 2021, 5:57 am | UNFPA Asia and the Pacific

BANGKOK, 20 May 2021 - Nearly half of women in 57 countries, including several in the Asia-Pacific region, are denied the right to decide whether or not to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care – egregious violations ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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