Agencies agree to share data for disaster management: UNFPA facilitates agreement between BPS and BNPB

A data-sharing agreement signed today by BPS–Statistics Indonesia and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) paves the way for further inter-agency collaboration, and offers the promise of population data that will inform Indonesia’s preparation and response to humanitarian situations, said UNFPA Representative Jose Ferraris. Read

New award and annual seminar will remember Dr. Firman Lubis

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.

ICPD Beyond 2014 Review in Indonesia

In September 1994, The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt. The outcome of ICPD was a Programme of Action (PoA) and was adopted by 179 countries.

State of World Population 2012 launches in Indonesia: UNFPA report calls for universal access to voluntary family planning

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

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