State of World Population 2012: By Choice, Not By Chance - Family Planning, Human Rights and Development

Jakarta, 14 November 2012— The right to access family planning is widely recognized in the global community, but denied to millions around the world. The costs of ignoring this right include poverty, social exclusion, poor health, and gender inequality, according to a new report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Read

Commemorating International Day of Older Persons 2012: UNFPA Committed to Address Issues of Population Ageing through a Multi-faceted Strategy

The world is witnessing unprecedented growth in older populations, especially in Asia. This global demographic shift presents opportunities and challenges for individuals, families, communities, and countries. Read

Indonesia’s demographic dividend depends on investment in human resources, says seminar

Jakarta, 15 October 2012 — Leading minds in Indonesian demography and economics called attention to the need for policies and programmes that leverage the nation's current demographic opportunity into sustainable benefits during the national seminar, "Addressing, Observing, and Utilizing Indonesia's Demographic Bonus," held today at the Darmawangsa Grand Ballroom in Jakarta. Read

Opening Remarks of Ms. Nobuko Horibe, Director of UNFPA’s Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), in the Workshop on VAW Statistics in the ASEAN Region

Opening Remarks of Ms. Nobuko Horibe, Director of UNFPA for the Asia-Pacific Region, Delivered by Mr. Jose Ferraris, Representative in  Indonesia, at the Workshop on Strengthening National Capacities to Collect VAW Statistics in the ASEAN Region, Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-9 August 2012 Read

MOWECP, ASEAN Secretariat and UNFPA Join Forces to Promote the Availability of Reliable Statistics on Violence Against Women in ASEAN Countries

Jakarta, 6 Aug 2012 - Violence against women (VAW) is a global phenomenon that has received increased attention in recent decades. However, the lack of reliable and comparable data on VAW remains a major obstacle in developing sound national VAW legislation, policies, and programmes to prevent and address VAW. 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

UNFPA and the Government of Indonesia Reaffirm Commitment to Achieve Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services

Kupang, NTT — Despite achieving important progress in family planning, maternal health, HIV prevention, and adolescent reproductive health, universal access to reproductive health services in Indonesia remains an unfinished agenda. Read

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

World Leaders Adopt Consensus Vision, ‘The Future We Want’, Cementing Central Role of Reproductive Health in Sustainability

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The World’s Heads of State and Government adopted, ‘The Future We Want’, a common global vision that reaffirmed commitments their nations made in the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The leaders also called for its full implementation as key strategies for reaching effective sustainable development. Read

UNFPA Supports BNPB-BPS Collaboration on Population Data for Disaster Management

JAKARTA— The availability of data is critically important during all phases of a humanitarian crisis. Accurate data are the cornerstone of effective emergency preparedness, and can be applied towards conflict prevention, emergency relief, and the rehabilitation and reconstruction process. Read