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21 October 2016
Statement
UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director Yoriko Yasukawa signs the Book of Condolence for King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace in Bangkok (October 21, 2016)
It has been little more than a week since the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch with 70 years on the throne. As Thailand mourns, several regional heads... Read more
20 October 2016
Statement
By Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin Take a moment to imagine a 10-year-old girl right now. What do you see? Is she in school? Is she laughing with friends? Do you imagine her riding a bike or playing ball?... Read more
20 October 2016
In the News
The United Nations Population Fund’s flagship State of World Population 2016 – titled ‘10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age’– shows that our collective future will be shaped by... Read more
20 October 2016
Opinion
  Yoriko Yasukawa - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.   Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) issues its flagship report, State of... Read more
14 October 2016
Feature Story
  Montevista, Philippines – For too long, childbirth was a lottery of life and death for many indigenous women in the southern island of Mindanao. For a majority of the island’s 18 indigenous groups... Read more
13 October 2016
Statement
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1927-2016)
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia-Pacific Regional Office, based in Bangkok, offers its condolences to the people of Thailand in their time of profound loss and sadness, upon the death... Read more
11 October 2016
Feature Story
Video of jmltO-K9ivs   There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that is better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and... Read more
11 October 2016
In the News
The theme of this year's International Day of the Girl is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls. While we can applaud the ambition and potential of the Sustainable Development... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child   “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager... Read more
1 October 2016
Statement
60+ counts: The transformative force of population ageing
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016 Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21st century... Read more

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