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12 July 2017
Written by Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA's Asia-Pacific Regional Director, this article was originally published by the World Economic Forum.  Nestled in a remote forest near the border with Vietnam, the... Read more
11 July 2017
Press Release
Bangkok, July 11, 2017 – Family planning is not only a fundamental human right that empowers individuals, especially women and girls, and helps save the lives of women and newborns, it is vital to... Read more
7 July 2017
News
Mae Esparcia an employee at Hamlin's garments factory.  (Photo by UNFPA Philippines) Mae Esparcia, an employee at Hamlin's garments factory in Cavite, the Philippines is now better to her family and life.  (Photo by UNFPA)
  Cavite, Philippines, 7 July 2017 – Seven months ago, Mae Esparcia, 30, gave birth to her first child, Maria Carmen. After her delivery, Ms. Esparcia, a garments factory worker at Hamlin Industrial... Read more
28 June 2017
Press Release
  United Nations agencies convene over 100 government and civil society partners from 12 countries for a landmark regional meeting in Bangkok to respond to gender-based violence Bangkok, June 28,... Read more
23 June 2017
News
Colombo – Sri Lanka’s first self-learning comprehensive sexuality education website -- www.RoadToAdulthood.lk -- is set to help thousands of young people navigate the complex and challenging trials... Read more
20 June 2017
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Iligan, Philippines – With weary but firm arms, Tarhata Mostare cradles her newborn child at the sprawling Buru-un School of Fisheries evacuation centre in Iligan city, which is hosting women, men... Read more
9 June 2017
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh is urgently seeking US$ 1.5 million to boost emergency reproductive health services and safety for women, girls and newborns impacted by... Read more
5 June 2017
Statement
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017
UNITED NATIONS — With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night. He was... Read more
5 June 2017
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UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey. Photo: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas
United Nations, New York -- Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (... Read more
4 June 2017
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  Cox’s Bazar - As Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora surged towards Bangladesh on the evening of May 29, Nira Khatun, a UNFPA-deployed midwife, worried for her patients, family and friends. “People were... Read more

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