Young People Sound Their Voices at Youthnesian 2014

More than 1,500 stakeholders in youth issues from across Indonesia came together at Youthnesian 2014 on Saturday 9 August to sound their voices and learn more about their role in the shaping the post-2015 development agenda. Read

Statement on the International Day of the Girl Child

More girls are in school today than ever before.  However, too many girls, especially the most marginalized, have never seen the inside of a classroom, or they go to school only sporadically, never getting the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to reach their full potential.  For those in school, challenges like teacher shortages abound, making learning difficult even for the most motivated student.  Read

UNFPA Youth Advocate calls for future development agenda to engage young people

Young people need to be seen as collaborative development partners in the future, UNFPA Youth Advocate Angga Dwi Martha said during the National Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Jakarta on 20 February. Read

Miss Universe talks HIV prevention in UNFPA youth dialogue

When Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo turned up to talk HIV prevention with youth at Pacific Place last Saturday, she might have expected to hear crickets chirping. Instead, Culpo was surprised by throngs of young people eager to help her become a better advocate.

Miss Universe joins UNFPA youth dialogue on preventing HIV and empowering young people

Jakarta, 2 February 2013 — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with UNAIDS and the National AIDS Commission, held a youth dialogue featuring Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo, Saturday, at @america, the United States Embassy’s cultural center in Jakarta.

Global Youth Forum Unites the Voices of Young People: ICPD review positions youth to lead the front line of change

BALI, 6 December 2012 — The Global Youth Forum concluded in Bali Thursday, marking the end of a three-day meeting that outlined the vision and priorities of young people around the world.

UNFPA Indonesia Engages Religious Leaders and Government in Eliminating Early Marriage

Jakarta, 27 November 2012— Religious leaders are uniquely positioned to protect the dignity and rights of young people by discouraging early marriage, UNFPA Representative in Indonesia Jose Ferraris said today during the National Dialogue. Read

Road to Bali Events Engage Youth Across Indonesia

Jakarta, 26 November 2012 – The Road to Bali came full circle today, returning to Jakarta for its penultimate event after a seven-city tour across Indonesia. “The Road to Bali: Indonesian Youth Speak Out,” held Monday 26 November, brought together youth leaders Read

BKKBN and UNFPA Launch the Global Youth Forum: Youth Rights at the Heart of Development


JAKARTA, 13 August 2012 — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Indonesia, represented by the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN), today announced the official launch of the Global Youth Forum at a ceremony held in @america, the American cultural center in Jakarta. Read

Remarks of UNFPA Representative for World Population Day 2012

Remarks of Jose Ferraris, UNFPA Representative, at the Opening of Commemoration Ceremonies for World Population Day 2012, 11 July, in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Read