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In the Asia Pacific region youth make up a sizeable portion of the population. Most of them are unmarried. To follow UNFPA, UNESCO and WHO's 2015 publication reviewing issues, policies and programmes on the sexual and reproductive health of young people in Asia and the Pacific UNFPA APRO commissioned a literature review of unmarried young people in this region. This report on the sexual and reproductive health of unmarried young people in Asia and the Pacific shows they are much more active than expected. We hope the report will encourage more thought, research and deliberation on what it is to be an unmarried young person in the region today.

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This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriage in eight countries of South Asia. It starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers government, UN and civil society/NGO initiatives by country.

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a global programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence. 
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high quality services, particularly for low and middle income countries for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential Services Package”.
 

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a global programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence.
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high quality services, particularly for low and middle income countries for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential Services Package”.

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a global programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence. 
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high quality services, particularly for low and middle income countries for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential Services Package”.

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a global programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence. 
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provide by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high quality services, particularly for low and middle income countries for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential Services Package”.

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is encouraged by the progress being made on a global programme that seeks to improve the quality of, and access to, essential services that respond to the needs of women and girls subjected to violence.
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”).
Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high quality services, particularly for low and middle income countries for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential Services Package”.

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The Asia-Pacific Migration Report 2015: Migrants' Contributions to Development, produced by the Asia-Pacific Regional Thematic Working Group on International Migration, including Human Trafficking, provides an insight into how labour migration, the dominant migration trend in the Asia-Pacific region, can contribute to development in countries of origin and destination in the Asia-Pacific region. It reviews the main migration trends in the Asia-Pacific region; considers how migrants impact on GDP growth, employment, and wages in countries of destination; and considers how the positive impacts of migration can be maximized, while minimizing the negative trends. In general, it finds that migration is a benefit to countries of origin, destination, and migrants themselves; however, further contributions are hampered by the vulnerability of migrant workers to exploitation. It calls for migration policies and forms of international cooperation that are harmonized with development priorities and international human rights and labour standards to ensure that migration is a benefit for all.

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This advocacy brief on National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan was developed under the leadership of Family Health Division through an extensive consultation and participatory process involving multiple stakeholders. The financial and technical support was provided by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in 2014-2015. Oxford Policy Management, UK, though financial support from UNFPA, supported the development of this CIP by performing the costing exercise and assessing the impacts of scaling up family planning services.

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This wide-ranging report reviews the status of young people's sexual and reproductive health in 32 countries across Asia and the Pacific -- focusing on the impact of existing policies and programmes, and showcasing best practices in the region.
While progress has occurred, significant gaps remain in research and programming -- leaving many of the SRH needs of young people unmet.
The report provides recommendations and identifies priority areas where urgent focus is needed to prevent early and unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, sexually transmitted infections and HIV.  And to ensure, in this era of the Sustainable Development Goals, that no young person is left behind.

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