Rights-based Family Planning is at the heart of population building for long-term economic growth and sustainable development

JAKARTA, Indonesia; 31 July 2017: At the World Population Day 2017 commemoration, speakers stressed that rights-based FP is needed for population development that enhance the wellbeing of families and communities and their productivity in order to boost the country’s competitiveness, secure continued economic growth and ensure development sustainability. Read

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.

Family Planning in Universal Health Coverage

Speech by UNFPA RepresentativeRound Table Policy Discussion – Family Planning in Universal Health CoverageMonday 29 May 2017, BKKBN Read

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health—the key to gender equality


Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017


Developing Cross Cultural Partnerships among Muslim Leaders to Promote Family Planning in Developing Countries

29 April 2017: Indonesia has been referred to as having an excellent family planning programme that paved the way for economic growth. Started in 1970s, it contributed to favorable changes in demographic indicators; notably the dramatic decline of the total fertility rate (TFR) with the increase in the contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR). Part of this success has been attributed to Muslim Religious Leaders (MRLs)’s role  in promoting family planning programme and  raising public awareness in their respective communities that family planning is in line with Islamic teaching.  Read

Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning

Speech of the UNFPA Representative At the Opening Ceremony of SSTC Training on Strategic Partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders In Family Planning Yogyakarta, 25 April 2017