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1 October 2017
Statement
On the International Day of Older Persons 2017, let us work to fulfill its theme of "Stepping into the future: Tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society" When... Read more
1 October 2017
Statement
Tapping the talents and contributions of older persons Statement of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2017 A new narrative about... Read more
28 September 2017
News
UNFPA takes the lead in supporting survivors of sexual assault and other violence Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh - When Shakila* arrived at a UNFPA Women Friendly Space in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh she was... Read more
21 September 2017
News
On the International Day of Peace, youth across Asia-Pacific are speaking up!   Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for 2017 is “Together... Read more
12 September 2017
Press Release
US$ 13 million urgently needed to meet rapidly growing needs amid a massive humanitarian crisis 12 September 2017, Dhaka - As thousands upon thousands of desperate Rohingya civilians continue to... Read more
7 September 2017
News
Collecting data on violence against women is fraught with challenges. Dr Henriette Jansen, UNFPA's lead researcher on VAW data and the technical lead of the kNOwVAWdata initiative, lists six key... Read more
1 September 2017
Opinion
Yoriko Yasukawa, a United Nations veteran, served as Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific from 2015 to 2017.  In this in-depth interview she reflects on a... Read more
19 August 2017
Statement
Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for World Humanitarian Day Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be... Read more
12 August 2017
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem   Young people have the potential to act as greater forces for positive social change and to build the foundation for a just and... Read more
10 August 2017
The roots of violence against women run deep in Bangladesh, where a national survey has indicated that half of all women suffer some form of violence in their lifetimes. Growing up in the southern... Read more

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