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1 October 2016
Statement
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on the International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2016) - The International Day of Older Persons is our chance... 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
22 September 2016
Statement
UN Free and Equal LGBT Rights Global Public Education Campaign
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned address at the UN's first-ever high-level meeting on LGBT rights, on 21 September 2016, held on the sidelines of the General Assembly... Read more
21 September 2016
Statement
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rings the Peace Bell at the annual ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace (21 September)
New York - Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without... Read more
20 September 2016
In the News
From 6-9 September a government-led joint needs assessment was conducted, which included UN agencies, DPRK Red Cross, IFRC and international NGOs
Pyongyang – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is delivering essential Dignity Kits and lifesaving reproductive health services for women and... Read more
7 September 2016
In the News
Krishna Gautam is the founder of the charity Ageing Nepal.   Why and how did you start Ageing Nepal? A year after my mother’s death in 2003, my father began to age rapidly – becoming forgetful,... Read more
6 September 2016
Statement
HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference: The Implications of Ageing Hanoi, Viet Nam. 6-8 September 2016 Opening Remarks: Lubna Baqi - Deputy Regional Director, UNFPA Asia-Pacific   Good morning. It... Read more
6 September 2016
Press Release
HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 The Economic Implications of Ageing Hanoi, Vietnam, 6-8 September 2016   Hanoi - As more and more countries in Asia and the Pacific face rapidly ageing... Read more
6 September 2016
    Asia and the Pacific is home to over half the world’s people over 60 years of age. These numbers are expected to rise from over 500 million in 2015 to over 850 million by 2030. By then, nearly... Read more
2 September 2016
Feature Story
  In the remote town of Gaoban in the western Chinese province of Sichuan, centenarian Tang Chomao lives alone, relying on volunteers to give him care, assistance and a lifeline to the outside world... Read more

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