UNFPA Indonesia Special Event for World Population Day 2015: Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies

02-July-2015

 

WHAT

To commemorate World Population Day 2015, UNFPA Indonesia will host a national seminar and press conference in line with this year’s theme “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”. The event will address how the Government of Indonesia can improve measures to reduce and prevent the vulnerability of women, girls and youth in emergency situations.

 

WHO

The seminar and press conference will include:

  • Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa
  • UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Douglas Broderick
  • UNFPA Indonesia Representative Mr. Jose Ferraris
  • National Family Planning Board’s (BKKBN) Chairman Dr. Surya Chandra Surapaty
  • National Disaster Management Agency ‘s (BNPB) Chairman Dr. Syamsul Maarif
  • UNV for Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health Ms. Anggraini Sariastuti

 

WHEN & WHERE 

Monday, 6 July, 2015

Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

Seminar, Flores B Room, 14:30 – 17:45 (followed by Iftar)

Press Conference (to follow keynote address and opening speeches), Banda B Room, 15.15 – 15.45

 

NB: Please arrive at 14:00 for registration.

 

BACKGROUND

As one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters, Indonesia has to cope with the constant risk of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and tsunamis.


In 2014, there were a total of 1559 disasters recorded in Indonesia, according to official data from BNPB, resulting in 490 deaths. Thousands of people were displaced, and many lost loved ones, their homes and their possessions.

 

In times of humanitarian emergencies – whether caused by natural disasters or conflict – the vulnerability of women, girls and young people is often increased. Girls and women in crisis situations face a much greater risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, violence, forced marriage, reproductive health-related illnesses, and death due to the lack of protection and an absence of aid delivery to their needs.

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

 

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Samidjo, National Programme Officer for Advocacy, UNFPA Indonesia
+62 812 106 8328 or samidjo@unfpa.org

Ms. Sandra Siagian, Media and Communications Consultant, UNFPA Indonesia
+62 812 8512 5826 or ssiagian@unfpa.org

 

Mr. Adi, Division Head of Public Relations, BKKBN
+62 818 07469810 or anakduacukup@yahoo.com 

Tags: World Population Day, Reproductive Health