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25 July 2014 - Dispatch
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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

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
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
23 June 2014 - Dispatch

Mobile teams resume reproductive health care in Rakhine, Myanmar

SITTWE, Myanmar – UNFPA-supported mobile medical teams have resumed providing life-saving reproductive health services in 15 camps for displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. 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

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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.

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    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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