Center of Excellence for Comprehensive Family Planning Training to be Established in Yogyakarta Under New Agreement

Yogyakarta, 11 October 2014 – The Family Planning (FP) programme in Indonesia has been a world-class success, managing to decrease the country’s total fertility rate by half since the 1970s. Read

Statement on The International Day of Older Persons 2014

On this 24th International Day of Older Persons, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the worldwide celebration of longevity and acknowledges the contributions that older persons make to their families, communities and societies.  Read

Ageing in the Asia-Pacific: 2015 and beyond

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Worldwide, the number of persons aged 60 years and over is projected to reach 2 billion by 2050 - that is, 1 in every 5 persons. Ongoing decline in fertility rates, together with increasing life expectancy, has resulted in an ageing population for many nations, including those in the Asia-Pacific region.  Read

Responding to the state of midwifery in Indonesia

Every year, midwives across Indonesia respond to about 4.7 million births, more than half of them in rural settings. These committed professionals, all of them women, overcome challenges of geography, resources and staffing to provide the best possible care to mothers and their children. Read

Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns

Jakarta, 8 September 2014 - The Indonesian Midwives Association (IBI), together with  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today held a national workshop to locally share the report on challenges on global midwifery services, education, regulation,  and conditions. Read