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Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Statement for World Humanitarian Day

As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger. Today’s theme, “The World Needs More Humanitarian Heroes,” calls attention to the courage and commitment of humanitarians who respond to increasing disasters and persistent conflicts around the world. They put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. more

United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen launch worldwide “#showyourselfie” petition - mobilizing millions to say “YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER!”

NEW YORK, 12 AUGUST, 2014 - On International Youth Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen are launching #showyourselfie,  a global campaign to urge world leaders to prioritize the needs and rights of young people in the post-2015 development agenda - the roadmap for the world’s development over the next fifteen years.  more

Statement on the International Youth Day "Mental Health Matters"

A safe and healthy passage from adolescence into adulthood is the right of every child. Being healthy means not merely the absence of illness, but complete physical, mental and social well-being. An essential component of this is being able to realize one’s potential, cope with the stresses of life, build healthy relationships, work productively and participate fully in society. more

UNFPA responds to the needs of some 36,000 pregnant women displaced in Pakistan

For over a month, more than 900,000 people from Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency have been displaced due to a government-launched military operation. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, estimates that 74 per cent of these internally displaced people are women and children. At least 36,000 are pregnant. more

World Population Day in Asia-Pacific: Selfies, creative contests and calls for youth-led policies

BANGKOK—The Asia-Pacific region marked World Population Day (11 July) with a flurry of “selfie” campaigns and creative contests organized by country offices of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, punctuated by advocacy activities calling for substantive youth participation in policy development.  more
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UNFPA: Sexual Health for Young People - Let's Make it Happen!

In the Asia-Pacific region, there are over 6 million adolescent pregnancies each year; nearly 4 million unsafe abortions among young women, and half a million young people living with HIV. What can we do to ensure young people have better sexual and reproductive lives?
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2:49 min. January 2014
UNFPA's Humanitarian Response in Asia and the Pacific

UNFPA works to meet the needs of women and girls affected by crises, promoting safe motherhood, addressing sexual violence and preventing unwanted pregnancies, as well as helping countries prepare for future humanitarian emergencies.

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2:45 min. January 2014
UNFPA: Creating a Better World for Young People

Young people face many challenges such as lack of access to education, poor working conditions, ill-health and violations of their human rights.

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5:36 min. December 2013
Keeping Displaced Women Safe and Healthy

Tens of thousands of Philippine women and girls made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan. UNFPA is providing reproductive health care and working to prevent gender-based violence

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