South-South Cooperation: Sharing Indonesia’s Success in Involving Muslim Leaders in Family Planning

03-Jul-2014
Indonesia is known for its successful family planning programme, which has roughly halved the total fertility rate for the country since the 1970s and increased the contraceptive prevalence to almost 60 percent. Read
 

Statement on the International Day of Families

13-May-2014
Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, the world community recognized that families, in their various forms, should be strengthened and enjoy comprehensive protection and support. Read
 

SSC Training on Developing Strategic Partnership with Faith-Based Organization (FBOs) and Religious Leaders on Population, Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Gender Programmes

10-Dec-2013
The National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have collaborated to conduct Training on Developing Strategic Partnership with Faith-Based Organization (FBOs) and Religious Leaders on Population, Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Gender Programmes. Read
 

Harnessing population dynamics can boost national resilience: theme of the annual meeting of the Population Coalition in Makassar

28-Apr-2013
MAKASSAR, Indonesia: The interconnection between population dynamics and national resilience was highlighted at the recent seminar in Makassar. “The main focus should be on the quantity, quality and mobility of Indonesia’s population,” said Mr. Sonny Harmadi, National Chairman of the Indonesian Coalition for Population and Development (the Population Coalition) and currently Director of the Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. Population experts emphasized demographic aspects that affect national resilience, including population growth, population quality (health, education and socioeconomic empowerment), migration and urbanization. Read
 

Sachs, Bongaarts underscored the importance of population and family planning for sustainable development

26-Mar-2013

At the UNFPA Indonesia-sponsored Expert Group Meeting on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Bali, March 2013, two noted international experts, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs and Vice President of the Population Council Dr John Bongaarts highlighted the need for balanced population growth through voluntary family planning to ensure sustainable social and economic development and the protection of the enviroment.  Read
 

New award and annual seminar will remember Dr. Firman Lubis

17-Dec-2012
Jakarta, 11 December 2012 — Colleagues remember him as "a pioneer." For decades, they say, Dr. Firman Lubis dedicated himself to doing what was right to improve the health and welfare of Indonesians, particularly those who are poor, vulnerable, voiceless and marginalized.
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State of World Population 2012 launches in Indonesia: UNFPA report calls for universal access to voluntary family planning

15-Nov-2012
Jakarta, 14 November 2012 — Millions of people continue struggle for the right to plan the number and spacing of their children, according to a report by UNFPA titled, "State of World Population 2012: By Choice, Not By Chance: Family Planning, Human Rights and Development," which launched in Indonesia today at Jakarta’s InterContinental MidPlaza Hotel. Read
 

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

14-Nov-2012
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
 

UNFPA and BKKBN Launch Plan for ICPD Beyond 2014 Review

08-Jun-2012
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
 

Enlisting Shadow Puppets as Agents of Change in Indonesia

02-Sep-2010
Finding ways to engage individuals and communities on issues of a very personal and sensitive nature, such as sexuality and family planning, can be a challenge, and traditional media can play a vital role in shaping opinions. In Indonesia, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, along with the National Family Planning Board, is using the popularity and power of wayang as a way to get people thinking about reproductive health and gender dynamics. Read
 

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