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In the early 1970s, Indonesian women had an average of 5 to 6 children. Recognizing high fertility as major factor contributing to widespread poverty, the government launched a comprehensive family planning programme to bring it down. The programme came to be rated as one of the most successful in the World. Indonesia being a predominantly Muslim country made the success of the family planning all the more spectacular. The Indonesian experience was used as an example of how proponents of family planning could engage and work with orthodox religious groups.

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One of the goals of health development is the availability of quality and affordable health services for the society. Quality of services is influenced by various factors such as skill, staff  knowledge, compliance with service procedures, and the availability of tools, medicines and other supporting facilities. In line with the Health Development priorities 2010-2014, and as stipulated in the Strategic Plan, Ministry of Health has improved the access and quality of health services and Revitalization of Basic Health Services to accelerate the reduction of MMR and IMR, and to bring a closer access to Maternal and Neonatal emergency services.
 
To support this, all health services must follow the guidelines of procedure and technical system on the referral of pregnancy, delivery and newborn, to reduce MMR and IMR especially in referral area, including in Papua.
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With early understanding and care towards the
environment, a collaboration of children and youth,
engaging actively in environmental activities and having an
inherent safeguarding value on environmental concerns,
could potentially become a turning point against the global
environment problem,” says Adeline, who believes that the
youth of today holds the key in solving the climate crisis.
Her first environmental envoy involved planting mangroves
in a nearby swamp, and more than 100 kids from three
different schools all took part voluntarily.

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This issue brief summarizes key priorities and facts on youth and economic development within Indonesia’s context, and connects these facts with the new trends towards creative economy and innovation. The issue brief uses youth-related studies, publications, lessons learned, and findings conducted by different stakeholders, including UNFPA and partner agencies. It is developed by the UNFPA Youth Advisory Panel, a group of young people under the age of 24 who advocate for the involvement of young people in UNFPA’s mandates and programmes.

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This issue brief summaries key priorities and facts on youth participation in development within Indonesia’s context. The issue brief uses youth-related studies, publications, lessons learned, and findings conducted by different stakeholders, including UNFPA and partner agencies. This issue brief was developed by young people under age of 24 to sound their voice on how young people should be involved as co-authors and co-producers of future development.

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UNFPA Indonesia collaborates with the Government of Indonesia each year to commemorate World Population Day. This year’s theme for the annual event is “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”.

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In 2014, UNFPA Indonesia attained results that solidified our role as a leader on population and development. Several substantive research publications were released and UNFPA continued to ensure that research was used for the development and implementation of evidence-based policies and programmes that led to real action on the ground.Working closely with the Government of Indonesia, UNFPA continued to strive to reduce inequality and secure the rights of the most marginalized people in society, in particular women and young people.As the agency approaches the end of its Eighth Country Programme (2011-2015), the foundational activities conducting in the early years of the programme translated to concrete action in 2014.

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This book outlines how Indonesia can choose to take advantage of the upcoming favorable population trends of a demographic bonus, urbanization, and ageing population to achieve sustainable development, however a constructive policy environment is needed to support this important transition. Faced with a limited window of opportunity, policymakers should take advantage of this momentum to establish the appropriate policy environment that will shape Indonesia’s future toward sustainable development.
 

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This executive summary outlines how Indonesia can choose to take advantage of the upcoming favorable population trends of a demographic bonus, urbanization, and ageing population to achieve sustainable development, however a constructive policy environment is needed to support this important transition. Faced with a limited window of opportunity, policymakers should take advantage of this momentum to establish the appropriate policy environment that will shape Indonesia’s future toward sustainable development.

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This book, titled Populations Exposed to Natural Hazards, a study based on the 2010 population census in Indonesia contains the results of a study on the numbers of vulnerable groups and populations that are exposed to six types of high and medium level hazards in each of Indonesia’s 33 provinces.

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