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8 March 2011

International Women's Day: "It’s Time to Unleash the Full Potential of Women"

oday we celebrate International Women’s Day and once again declare our faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women. As... Read more

6 March 2011

Nepal Commits to Post-Conflict Support and Participation

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The United Nations Security Council, in resolutions 1325 and 1820, recognized that women and girls need protection and support during and following all conflicts, and... Read more

4 March 2011
Press Release

Luxembourg Provides EUR8.1 Million to Promote Maternal and Child Health in Lao PDR

VIENTIANE – Efforts to improve the health of women and children living in remote areas of Lao PDR have been given an important boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between... Read more

27 February 2011

Asia-Pacific Dialogue Examines Legal and Social Barriers to HIV Response

“When my employer found out I was HIV positive, they detained me without explanation in my room for 10 days. They terminated my contract with no legal grounds given and sent me back home. I was only... Read more

25 February 2011

Nepal Commits to Women’s Post-conflict Support and Participation

Women and girls endured severe hardship during Nepal’s decade-long armed conflict between Government and Maoist forces, which ended in 2006. This 4-minute video highlights the recently approved... Read more

17 January 2011
Press Release

UN Continues to Support Flood-Stricken People in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations continues to support the Government of Sri Lanka to help over a million flood-affected people. In recent days, the north-east monsoon had caused severe flooding in the... Read more

13 January 2011

New Video on the Controversial Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines

Do poor people have a right to family planning? Family planning is widely practised in Asia, but it remains controversial in the Philippines. The Congress there is debating a bill that would make... Read more


“Stand up for your rights… Be bold, be strong.” Hollywood star Ashley Judd rallies youth in India

UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador inspires audiences and in turn is inspired by them   Image 3 – Ashley addressing crowd   Leading Hollywood actor, humanitarian and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)... Read more


UNFPA ready to help Fiji respond to the devastation wrought by Tropical Cyclone Winston

Bangkok/Suva – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, stands ready to support the government and people of Fiji, in partnership with other United Nations agencies and civil society organizations... Read more


Raising South-South Cooperation to a New Level in the SDGs Era

Beijing - A new phase has been agreed for South-South Cooperation on Population and Development, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and underpinned by the principles of the... Read more