23 September 2014 - Dispatch
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “We cannot talk about sustainable development without addressing women’s empowerment, gender inequality, and discrimination and violence,” said UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. “We cannot talk about sustainable development without ensuring the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all.”
22 September 2014 - Dispatch
FIJI, South Pacific – When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize he wanted to do more with his life. Now 23 years old, he runs a UNFPA-supported music programme that reaches out to vulnerable young people.
16 September 2014 - Dispatch
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.
09 September 2014 - Dispatch
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.
01 September 2014 - Dispatch
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.
30 August 2014 - Press Release
YANGON—Myanmar has a population of 51.4 million people, according to provisional census data released today by the Minister of Immigration and Population.
19 August 2014 - Statement
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.
12 August 2014 - Press Release
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.