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11 July 2017
Press Release

No woman should die giving birth. Babies must survive and thrive: The urgent need to invest in family planning, maternal and newborn health care

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

Partnerships, empowerment and action: an essential services package to end violence against women and girls in Asia-Pacific

  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: 1949 - 2017

UNFPA mourns the passing away of Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

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

31 May 2013

Ministers at Women Deliver Pledge to Ensure Universal Access to Family Planning

KUALA LUMPUR - Women Deliver 2013 ended in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday with a pledge by participating government Ministers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health is central to the post-2015... Read more

31 May 2013

UNFPA Patron Addresses Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – “The evidence is so clear. So why is this agenda so far from being completed?” This was the question posed by H.R.H Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, from... Read more

28 May 2013

Pledges to Give Poor Women Access to Family Planning Are Having an Impact

KUALA LUMPUR—Enabling family planning use to empower girls and women and protect their health was the theme of day two of the Women Deliver conference. Nine months after developing countries, donors... Read more