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11 July 2022
A group of girls at a UNFPA programme in Odisha, India (Photo taken by UNFPA India / Arvind Jodh)

Asia-Pacific: Home to more than half of the world's population

This year, the world will reach 8 billion people. On World Population Day, UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Director, Björn Andersson, highlights... Read more

6 June 2022
A photo of a newborn's fingers gripping the fingers of an adult

Temet Nosce (Know Thyself)

A poem, titled “Know Thyself”, by Dr. Vinit Sharma, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Technical Advisor for Reproductive Health and Family Planning. The... Read more

28 May 2022
Maintaining dignity during menstruation

Opinion-editorial: Maintaining dignity during menstruation

The Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for Asia and the Pacific, Björn Andersson, says investments in menstrual health and... Read more

17 May 2022
UNFPA Representative, Mr. Kunle Adeniyi with the Deputy High Commissioner of the Australian High Commission, Ms. Amanda Jewell h

Upholding the dignity of women and girls in times of crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (17th May 2022): UNFPA and the Australian High Commission recently handed over 1300 Dignity and 130 Maternity Kits worth USD 35,... Read more

5 May 2022
A midwife in Laos helps a mother with her infant. Well-trained midwives can avert roughly two thirds of all maternal and newborn deaths. (Photo credit: UNFPA Laos)

Investing in midwives is crucial for sustainable development

As the International Confederation of Midwives celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund for the... Read more

14 April 2022

Hope on Wheels

Mariel, 30, a pregnant woman in the small fishing town in Southern Leyte, recalls the day Super Typhoon Rai hit the country. It was a few days before... Read more

6 April 2022
A young girl in a remote village in Bangladesh

Seeing the Unseen: The crisis of unintended pregnancy

As UNFPA launches the State of World Population Report 2022 titled 'Seeing the Unseen: The crisis of unintended pregnancy', Regional... Read more

31 March 2022

UNFPA scaling up support to save and protect the lives of Afghan women and girls

PRESS RELEASE: The people of Afghanistan are facing unprecedented levels of suffering with more than half the population – 24.4 million people – in... Read more

15 March 2022

In a deadly typhoon’s wake, a women-led mobile facility meets sexual and reproductive health needs

The Women's Health on Wheels facility in Saint Bernard in Typhoon Rai/Odette-affected Southern Leyte was stationed next to a school compound... Read more

8 March 2022

UNFPA supplies support women and girls affected by COVID-19 in Vanuatu

UNFPA Pacific is supporting Vanuatu’s COVID-19 response by working closely with the Government and civil society partners to deliver life-saving... Read more