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16 September 2014 - Dispatch

In Thailand’s refugee camps, shifting attitudes about sexual and reproductive health

MAE SOT, Thailand – Visiting a sexual and reproductive health clinic may seem ordinary for many women. But this is not the case for Saba, a 21-year-old mother who has been living in the Mae La refugee camp along Thailand’s border with Myanmar for the last two years. more

09 September 2014 - Dispatch

Youth volunteers in Iran show their selfies to promote role of young people

KERMAN, Iran – “Youth are the capital of Iran,” said Zahra Akbari, 27, at a UNFPA-supported training session for youth volunteers, held in in Kerman, Iran. The volunteers – all young women –  took part in UNFPA’s #showyourselfie campaign to promote the role of youth in development. more
01 September 2014 - Dispatch

Ageing population doesn’t have to be a ‘time bomb’, Asia conference hears

CHIANG MAI, Thailand—The predicted catastrophe resulting from the rapid ageing of Asian populations is not inevitable, experts said today at a regional conference of the HelpAge Network. more
30 August 2014 - Press Release

Myanmar releases population count from census

YANGON—Myanmar has a population of 51.4 million people, according to provisional census data released today by the Minister of Immigration and Population. more
19 August 2014 - Statement

Statement for World Humanitarian Day

As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger. Today’s theme, “The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes,” calls attention to the courage and commitment of humanitarians who respond to increasing disasters and persistent conflicts around the world. They put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. more
12 August 2014 - Press Release

United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen launch worldwide “#showyourselfie” petition - mobilizing millions to say “YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER!”

NEW YORK, 12 AUGUST, 2014 - On International Youth Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen are launching #showyourselfie,  a global campaign to urge world leaders to prioritize the needs and rights of young people in the post-2015 development agenda - the roadmap for the world’s development over the next fifteen years.  more
12 August 2014 - Statement

Statement on the International Youth Day "Mental Health Matters"

A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. Being healthy means not merely the absence of illness, but complete physical, mental and social well-being. An essential component of this is being able to realize one’s potential, cope with the stresses of life, build healthy relationships, work productively and participate fully in society.   more
25 July 2014 - Dispatch

UNFPA responds to the needs of some 36,000 pregnant women displaced in Pakistan

For over a month, more than 900,000 people from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency have been displaced due to a government-launched military operation. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, estimates that 74 per cent of these internally displaced people are women and children. At least 36,000 are pregnant.
 
UNFPA and its NGO partner, the Network for Human and Social Development, are supporting the Government’s National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network in efforts to ensure that pregnant women are able to safely deliver and care for their babies, and that women of reproductive age have access to sanitary napkins during menstruation.
 
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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

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Latest publications

  • In or Out?
    The review analyses 19 National AIDS Strategic Plans (NSPs) in the Asia-Pacific region to determine the amount of attention paid to key populations, particularly young key populations (YKP). More than 40 sub-categories were used for the analysis covering NSP development and review; content and operationalization of the plan; and by key population/young key population.

  • Sex Ratios and Gender Biased Sex Selection
    The study maps existing evidence on gender biased sex selection in the Indian context, weaving in significant social debates and policy developments, and the way forward on action. It offers practical suggestions to advance research and understanding on the subject by focusing on different areas such as family and household, education, labour and employment, and on institutions that directly or indirectly aid or fight the practice of sex selection.
     

  • 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.