23 July 2014 - Dispatch

World Population Day in Asia-Pacific: Selfies, creative contests and calls for youth-led policies

BANGKOK—The Asia-Pacific region marked World Population Day (11 July) with a flurry of “selfie” campaigns and creative contests organized by country offices of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, punctuated by advocacy activities calling for substantive youth participation in policy development. more

11 July 2014 - Statement

Message for World Population Day: the power of young people

11 July 2014 - Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force, individually and collectively. They are shaping social and economic realities, challenging norms and values and building the foundation of the world’s future. more
25 June 2014 - Dispatch

Mongolian musicians take back public spaces with Orange Sessions

ULAANBANTAR, MONGOLIA – Illuminating an urban alleyway, the soulful singer-songwriter Chimika performed at UNFPA Mongolia’s very first Orange Session on Wednesday, June 25 more
04 June 2014 - Dispatch

Sri Lanka adopts new guidelines for addressing sexual abuse survivors with dignity

COLOMBO—Sri Lanka last week launched its first medico-legal guidelines for examining and caring for survivors of sexual abuse and reporting the abuse to law enforcement authorities. more
04 June 2014 - Press Release

Investing in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns

BANGKOK—More midwives and midwifery services could reduce maternal and newborn deaths by two thirds, saving millions of lives each year, according to a new report. The State of the World’s Midwifery 2014. more
30 May 2014 - Dispatch

In Nepal, fight against obstetric fistula marches on

DHARAN, Nepal – Dhani Devi Mukhiya remembers the days when her relatives shunned her in public and her husband threatened to bring home another wife. For some of the villagers in her community in Nepal, the obstetric fistula that she lived with for seven years was ‘punishment for a sin’ she had committed in her ‘previous life’.  more
29 May 2014 - Dispatch

World Conference Calls for a Youth Goal in Post-2015 Agenda

COLOMBO—Over 1,500 young people from 163 countries and ministers from nearly 30 countries gathered in Sri Lanka from 6-10 May to discuss, negotiate and place young people at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda. more
23 May 2014 - Statement

Statement on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

New York, 23 May 2014 -The theme of this year’s International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, “Tracking Fistula – Transforming Lives,” reflects an important step forward in eradicating this preventable condition, which affects an estimated two million women and girls in developing countries. more
23 May 2014 - Dispatch

A new lease on life for women living with obstetric fistula in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – “I was 15 years old when I got married, and my husband was 22. My sister-in-law saw me at one of my relative’s wedding and made all the arrangements for her brother to have me,” Sharifa recalls. Forty years later, she describes this as the start of a life derailed by obstetric fistula. more

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  • Realizing the Potential
    This annual report summarizes the 2013 programmes, objectives and initiatives achieved, both globally and regionally, in 2013. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, worked with 159 countries, territories and other areas in 2013 to help deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

  • UNFPA in Asia and the Pacific
    This 16-page booklet provides a snapshot of UNFPA’s achievement in Asia and the Pacific region in its areas of work, including Population Dynamics and Development, Improving Maternal Health, Family Planning, Women’s Rights and Empowerment, Promoting the Reproductive and Sexual Health of Young People, Advancing Effective Responses to HIV Infection,  and Responding to Humanitarian Disasters and Conflicts.

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    The Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia covers migration dynamics in 16 countries within the region and is a collaborative effort by all the organizations that participate in the Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration including Human Trafficking, which is co-chaired by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and IOM.