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

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director for World Population Day 2016

The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain discrimination.  Read

Sexual Health in East Asia: It's a Matter of Life and Death

As a Japanese citizen, I read with great interest the speech US President Barack Obama gave during his recent historic visit to Hiroshima, and one sentence struck me like no other: “Those who died, they are like us.” Read

World’s First Humanitarian Summit Commits to Ensuring Sexual, Reproductive Health; Empowering Young People

ISTANBUL, 24 May 2016–The World Humanitarian Summit concluded here today with a demonstrated resolve to live up to the pledge to leave no one behind, including the more than 60 million displaced, and women, children and other groups in crises. Read

Indonesia has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus

JAKARTA, 19 May 2016 – Today, Indonesia is declared as having eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA congratulate the Government of Indonesia for this major achieve as the country has significantly reduced this unacceptable inequity in immunization despite the challenges the country has in providing services in thousands of its islands. Read

Investing in Women, Girls Pays Dividends

When investing in women and girls, everybody wins. That is the resounding message expected to come out of the Danish capital this week when Copenhagen hosts the largest international conference on women’s and girls’ rights, health and well-being yet to be held this millennium.  Read

Midwives: health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns

On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries. Read

Muslim Religious Leaders from Asia and Africa learned Family Planning Programme in Indonesia

Yogyakarta, 30 April 2016 - Twenty four participants, comprised of Muslim Religious Leaders, Islamic teachers and Family Planning Programme Officers from nine Asian and African countries, joined a training on strategic partnership with Muslim Religious Leaders in Family Planning in Yogyakarta from 25 to 30 April 2016. Read

Signing Country Programme Action Plan of Government of Indonesia and UNFPA 2016-2020

Jakarta, 29 March 2016 - “The increase of the budget, however, does not correspond to the increase of health status. Stunting and maternal mortality remain a big problem in Indonesia”, said National Development Planning Minister/Chairperson of Bappenas Sofyan Djalil, during the signing of Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) of Government of Indonesia and UNFPA 2016-2020 on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in Jakarta.