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22 October 2020

Rohingya Crisis Pledging Conference: UNFPA APRO Statement

Rohingya Crisis Pledging Conference, October 22, Geneva   Statement by   Mr. Bjorn Andersson, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNFPA     Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,   I am... Read more

20 October 2020

World Statistics Day: Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day    A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and... Read more

11 October 2020

As humanitarian crises escalate, so does child marriage. It's time we reversed this trend.

Bjorn Andersson, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director and Jean Gough, UNICEF South Asia Regional Director   This op-ed was initially published by The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and The Himalayan Times... Read more

10 October 2020

Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere... Read more

9 October 2020

Pandemic and rising tide of violence increase demand for mental health, psychosocial care

BUMTHANG, Bhutan – The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering: more than 1 million people have died and more than 35 million people have been infected. But the full health impact... Read more

28 September 2020
Press Release

Learning from Sulawesi

Bangkok, Thailand / Central Sulawesi, Indonesia  - On 28 September, 2018, a shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake flattened communities in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia. The earthquake and tsunami it... Read more

17 September 2020

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

  NEW YORK -- A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25... Read more

19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

15 August 2020

Serving on the front lines, India’s midwives and nurses save lives

When Sugandha Sadappa met her three-year-old daughter after 21 days, she couldn’t hold back her tears. "I had been on duty for seven straight days and then in quarantine for the next 14,’ Sugandha... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to... Read more