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

UNFPA Welcomes the Appointment of Dr. Surya Chandra Surapaty as the New BKBBN Chairperson

The National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) officially inaugurated Dr. Surya Chandra Surapaty as the new head of the agency in Jakarta on Tuesday. Read

Commentary by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on Indonesia's Demographic Dividend in The Jakarta Globe

Today Indonesia’s population is composed of more working-age people than ever before, both in absolute numbers (157 million potential workers) and as a proportion of the total population: accounting for more than half of all Indonesians. With these trends, there is huge potential for social and economic gain. Read

Executive Director's Statement for High-level Dialogue on Capitalizing on the Demographic Dividend

Jakarta, 20 April 2015. Today, the proportion of the working age population (15-65 years) in Indonesia outsizes both ends of the dependency population:  those 65 and older, and those 0-14.  Read

Harnessing Indonesia’s Demographic Dividend

Jakarta, 17 April 2015. Identifying strategic ways in which Indonesia can capitalize on its demographic dividend will be the key issue addressed at a high-level forum hosted jointly by the Indonesian Demographers Association (IPADI) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the capital on Monday. Read

UNFPA’s Executive Director to Visit Jakarta

Jakarta, 15 April 2015. The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, will visit Jakarta from April 19-21 to participate in the World Economic Forum on East Asia Summit and meet with several key ministers to underline how Indonesia can capitalize on its demographic dividend.   Read

Benefits of Population Data in Disaster Management Policy

Baseline data is crucial in all stages of disaster management. This type of data can be derived from population censuses and large scale surveys, such as the 2010 Population Census and the 2011 Village Potential Survey.  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

Ageing in the Asia-Pacific: 2015 and beyond

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Worldwide, the number of persons aged 60 years and over is projected to reach 2 billion by 2050 - that is, 1 in every 5 persons. Ongoing decline in fertility rates, together with increasing life expectancy, has resulted in an ageing population for many nations, including those in the Asia-Pacific region.  Read