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15 December 2017
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After enduring a long and painful delivery of her third child at home in her village in Balochistan, Pakistan, Sarsan knew that something was wrong. The raw and throbbing pain she felt was way more... Read more
15 December 2017
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UNFPA has been supporting the Government of Pakistan in officially conducting the Sixth Housing and Population Census - the last of which was held almost 20 years ago. The latest data collected from... Read more
10 December 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017 Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the... Read more
25 November 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017 Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have... Read more
11 October 2017
Statement
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child   Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and... Read more
12 July 2017
Written by Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA's Asia-Pacific Regional Director, this article was originally published by the World Economic Forum.  Nestled in a remote forest near the border with Vietnam, the... Read more
11 July 2017
Press Release
Bangkok, July 11, 2017 – Family planning is not only a fundamental human right that empowers individuals, especially women and girls, and helps save the lives of women and newborns, it is vital to... Read more
28 June 2017
Press Release
  United Nations agencies convene over 100 government and civil society partners from 12 countries for a landmark regional meeting in Bangkok to respond to gender-based violence Bangkok, June 28,... Read more
5 June 2017
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS — With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night. He was... Read more
27 April 2017
  With so many success stories, it might seem hard to believe that across Asia and the Pacific as a whole tens of thousands of mothers still die needlessly through pregnancy and childbirth every year... Read more

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