Investing in teenage girls helps unleash their full potential for development

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 22 August 2016: Education, family and the media are strategic entry points not optimally utilized to empower teenage girls and boys to make life choices that allow them to enjoy good health and wellbeing, pursue higher education, join work force and have a career, said expert speakers at the commemoration of World Population Day 2016. Read

Opening Speech at the SSC Training on Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning for Nepalese Officials

I would firstly like to thank the Government of Indonesia especially BKKBN – the National Population and Family Planning Board – for supporting this bilateral initiative, which I believe is a critical flagship programme of which UNFPA is proud to be a part. Read

Welcome Remarks by UNFPA Representative at the Seminar on Investing in Teenage Girls

Just a few days ago, I read an article entitled “When Schoolgirls Become Mothers in Rural Indonesia”.  A 19-year old Widianti became a mother much younger than she anticipated. She met a University student in Yogyakarta during her vacation. She became pregnant after dating, was forced to marry and delivered a baby.  Read

Message of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on World Humanitarian Day

This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity. Read

Young People and the Road to 2030

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families, communities and nations. This year’s theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption,” couldn’t be more relevant and timely. Read