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28 March 2014 - Press Release

UNFPA Statement on Myanmar Census and Violence in Rakhine State

YANGON—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is very concerned about the mob attacks on international NGO and UN offices in Sittwe yesterday, and supports the call by the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i.) on the Government to ensure the protection of the humanitarian and development community in Rakhine State. more

26 March 2014 - In the News

Building Consensus on the Census

DVB’s Angus Watson spoke to Janet Jackson, Myanmar Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and her assistant Hla Hla Aye, about the international agency’s role in the upcoming census, its significance and the potential pitfalls. more
24 March 2014 - Feature Story

Youth Peer Educators Making a Difference

“Y-Peer saved my life. For that, I am so thankful,” Oyuka* explains, recalling her recent contemplation of suicide, before a youth peer educator reached out to her. more
07 March 2014 - Statement

International Women’s Day: Progress for Women and Girls is Progress for All

As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free from violence, to fully enjoy their rights, remains an aspiration. more
17 February 2014 - Press Release

Support for Health, Protection of Women and Girls Still Slow 100 Days After Haiyan

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — One hundred days since typhoon Yolanda hit central Philippines and left massive destruction and loss of lives, recovery efforts have shown some progress but much remains to be done to fully bring the affected communities back on their feet. more
12 February 2014 - Press Release

Development is Being Derailed by Ignoring Equality, Rights and Women’s Health, UN Cautions

New UN report says development gains from the past 20 years cannot be sustained unless governments tackle the inequalities that hurt the poorest and most marginalized more
24 January 2014 - Press Release

International Advisers Commend Myanmar Census Preparations

NAY PYI TAW—International advisers have given a “thumbs up” to the Myanmar Government’s efforts to organize the country’s upcoming census, stating they are “greatly satisfied and comfortable with the level of preparedness” and adherence to global standards in census taking. more
22 January 2014 - Press Release

7APCRHSR - Reproductive Rights Are Crucial for Development, Asia-Pacific Meeting Reaffirms

MANILA--Twenty years on, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) retains its relevance, the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights is affirming this week. more
22 January 2014 - Statement

7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights Opening Session – Special Remarks by Kate Gilmore

Thank you Secretary of Health Enrique Ona for your leadership, commitment and vision.  What you sir, and the Government of the Philippines have achieved in the form of the new reproductive health law, which we trust will soon be released from the Supreme Court process, is just inspirational. more

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Latest publications

  • 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.

  • Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia
    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.

  • Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health in Sri Lanka: A Situational Analysis
    The primary goal of this report is to synthesize existing research on the current situation of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Sri Lanka, which includes reviewing certain globally accepted indicators on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.