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14 March 2017
  Salma Hamid, UNFPA's Senior Adviser for Political and Multilateral Affairs, blogs on the big speeches and the main events from day one of the 61st Session of Commission on the the Status of Women (... Read more
13 March 2017
Opinion
Ingrid FitzGerald, Regional Gender and Human Rights Adviser, UNFPA Asia-Pacific & Yoriko Yasukawa, Regional Director, UNFPA Asia-Pacific. As the 61st Commission on the Status of Women takes place... Read more
8 March 2017
Statement
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: Message on International Women’s Day 2017 New York, 8 March 2017 Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more... Read more
8 March 2017
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from... Read more
17 February 2017
Dispatch
  Kachin State, Myanmar – Since the armed conflict in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State intensified in December, nearly 7,000 people have fled the area, often amid shelling and airstrikes. Among the... Read more
14 February 2017
Srey Chea, who prefers to use a pseudonym is married, but the former Cambodian civil servant has a strict condom policy with her husband. “Even when my husband gets drunk and wants to have sex... Read more
6 February 2017
Statement
Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February... Read more
12 January 2017
Statement
The Executive Order number 12 issued by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte supporting the full implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law is a major push for... Read more
9 December 2016
Statement
Statement to mark Human Rights Day by Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA’s Director for Asia and the Pacific. This is a line from ‘Taking it to the Streets,’ a Doobie Brothers song from the 1970s that many... Read more
9 December 2016
Dispatch
Colombo – Leaders of all ages came together to help Sri Lanka chart the way to middle income status and make the most of the contry's large working age population at a landmark forum today. Sri Lanka... Read more

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