Welcome Remarks by UNFPA Representative at the Seminar on Investing in Teenage Girls

Just a few days ago, I read an article entitled “When Schoolgirls Become Mothers in Rural Indonesia”.  A 19-year old Widianti became a mother much younger than she anticipated. She met a University student in Yogyakarta during her vacation. She became pregnant after dating, was forced to marry and delivered a baby.  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

Opinion Piece by UNFPA Indonesia Representative on World Population Day in The Jakarta Post

Today is World Population Day — an annual event during which we highlight population issues around the world. This year, the theme is one that Indonesia can strongly relate to: “Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies”. 

Protecting Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies in Indonesia

Indonesia – one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries – needs to continue taking precautionary measures to protect its vulnerable population, particularly women, girls and youth – in times of natural disasters and emergencies, officials said on Monday.  Read

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin's Message for World Population Day 2015

A recent United Nations report warns that the number of forcibly displaced people has risen to a record number – almost 60 million at the end of 2014. Among these, most women and adolescent girls face particular threats as a result of the absence of health and other essential services that they need.   Read

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

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. Read

Statement on The International Day of Older Persons 2014

On this 24th International Day of Older Persons, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the worldwide celebration of longevity and acknowledges the contributions that older persons make to their families, communities and societies.  Read

Investing in young people the top focus for tomorrow’s Youthnesian 2014 event in Jakarta

Jakarta, 9 August 2014 - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Indonesia and the Ford Foundation are proud to be hosting Youthnesian 2014 tomorrow (9 August) at Balai Kartini in Jakarta Selatan, an innovative and free event focusing on the empowerment of youth. Read

Bridging the gap between young people and the decision-making process: Youth Talks on ‘Investing in Young People’ at @america in Jakarta

On Wednesday 23 July, over 200 people from across the Government, UN inter-agency networks, universities, youth-led organisations and other advocacy groups gathered together at @america in Jakarta’s Pacific Place as part of celebrations for this year’s World Population Day theme, ‘Investing in Young People’. Read

UNFPA and Angsamerah Foundation Launches Reproductive Health Services for Youth in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, 15th July 2014 – In commemoration of the World Population Day 2014, United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) partnering with Yayasan Anak Bangsa Merajut Harapan (Angsamerah Foundation) launches a pilot program entitled UNALA (meaning your ability to make decision) health service today (15/07) in Yogyakarta. Read