Message from Executive Director for World Population Day 2012

Giving birth is typically the most joyful moment in a woman’s life. Yet, this very process takes the life of so many women worldwide.  Every day, some 800 women die in pregnancy or childbirth from complications that are very often preventable. And for every woman who dies, around 20 more suffer debilitating childbirth injuries, such as obstetric fistula. We already have aninternational consensus on how to address that. All we need now are resources and accelerated and sustained action. Read

UNFPA and BKKBN Launch Plan for ICPD Beyond 2014 Review

JAKARTA – UNFPA and the National Population and Family Planning Board (Badan Keluarga Berencana Nasional/BKKBN) launched the National Review Process of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on Friday, 25 May 2012. The review aims to highlight important areas of achievement, challenges, and unfinished business, as well as to map out newly-emerging issues in Indonesia during the 20 years in which the ICPD’s Programme of Action (PoA) has been implemented. Read

Promise to Youth Remain Unfulfilled, New Report Says

United Nations, New York -- Urgent action is needed to protect and fulfill young people’s human rights, particularly their right to sexual and reproductive health. Only then would they be able to fully contribute to the development of their countries, according to a new United Nations report.


UNFPA Supports MTV Staying Alive Campaign 2006

Youth makes up about 30 percent of the Indonesian population. The 1997 economic crisis exposed local youth to greater challenges that led to increased number of school drop out, unemployment, crimes, drug abuse and other high risk behaviors. Read