Indonesia: Population Projection 2010-2035

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono officially launched Indonesia’s national Population Projection 2010-2035 on 29 January 2014 at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta. The event was attended by national leaders including Vice President Budiono, Minister of People’s Welfare Agung Laksono, Minister of State’s Secretary Sudi Silalahi, other line ministers, and around 300 invitees. Read

Population Dynamics Affect Climate Change

Jakarta, 16 September 2013 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Urban and Regional Development Institute (URDI), National Council on Climate Change (DNPI), National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and Semarang City Government will be holding a national workshop in Semarang this 17 to 18 October 2013 with the theme: Population Dynamics and Climate Change in Indonesia. Read

Statement on the International Day of Older Persons

Today, we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons under the theme, “The Future We Want: What Older Persons Are Saying”. Indeed, with 841 million older persons in the world in 2013, representing almost 12 per cent of the world’s population, we can no longer afford not to listen to what they are saying. Read

Indonesia Needs to Prepare for Population Ageing

Jakarta, 2 August 2013 – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) and Yayasan Emong Lansia-Help Age Indonesia organized a two-day national seminar entitled ‘Causes, Consequences and Policy Determination by Population Census of 2010’. The seminar focused on the impact of population ageing in Indonesia and the measures that out to be implemented in anticipation of the country’s future needs. Read

Report on the Commemoration of World Population Day 2013 Adolescent Pregnancy in Indonesia: a development issue

Yogyakarta, 10-11 July 2013: UNFPA commemorates World Population Day (WPD) on 11 July every year to raise awareness about different population issues. The theme for WPD 2013 was Adolescent Pregnancy. A national seminar entitled “Adolescent pregnancy: expanding choices and opportunities for young women”, was held in Yogyakarta on 11 July 2013.  Read

World Population Day 2013 Focuses on Adolescent Pregnancy

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, Message on World Population Day 11 July 2013: There are over 600 million girls in the world today, more than 500 million of them in developing countries. They are shaping humanity’s present and future. The opportunities and choices girls have during adolescence will enable them to begin adulthood as empowered, active citizens.

Stronger funding commitment needed for FP, RH, HIV-AIDS and population research and data

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The Resource Flow Indonesia Study for 2011 Fiscal Year (2011 RFIS) is part of the broader Resource Flow project, a joint collaboration between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). The project tracks national and international financial resource flows, the amount received and the domestic expenditure on population programmes.

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

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


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

Press Release: Expert Group Meeting on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

BALI, Indonesia, 25 March 2013: For sustainable development that is equitable and respects human rights, the Post-2015 Development Agenda should take into account population dynamics (size, structure, composition and spatial distribution) and their impacts to the environment, health, and economic growth, said participants at the Expert Group Meeting on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Bali. Read