Ensuring availability of quality data to boost youth role in development

JAKARTA, Indonesia-20 July 2017: ASEAN countries have relatively large young people population. Equipping the age group with good education, knowledge, life skill empowerment and opportunities is a top development priority so they can be a resourceful force for development Read

2017 World Population Day - Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 11 July 2017: Women from Sabang to Merauke are able to access contraceptives more easily these days, compared to women in the seventies when Indonesia started introducing the Family Planning programme. The country has helped couples to plan their families by providing different choices of contraceptives, creating beneficial impact on individuals, families and the nation.  Read

Engaging Indonesian youth as development partners

Indonesia with its high proportion of youth, home to 66 million young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years, will soon be in an unprecedented position to harness its demographic dividend and accelerate economic progress. Read

Granting Indonesian youth access to reproductive health rights

Nindya (not her real name) got pregnant when she was 15 years old and was still in her first year at a high school in Bandung, West Java.

“My boyfriend told me to drink grated young pineapple mixed with soda drinks and arak [homemade distilled alcohol] in order to terminate my pregnancy,” she recalled, adding that she also drank large amounts of herbal medicines to abort the fetus. Read

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 5 June 2017—With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.