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.
12 August 2014 - Statement
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.
25 July 2014 - Dispatch
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.