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1 October 2016

International Day of Older Persons - Taking a stand against ageism

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (October 1, 2016) - In observing International Day of Older Persons today, October 1, the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, calls for a collective effort to ensure all... Read more

23 September 2016

Centralizing unique needs of women, girls in human crisis response

For Pacific island nations and her people, the evolving climatic realities now heavily influenced by a much warmer planet than we found it, is a stark reminder that at the end of the day, the human... Read more

30 August 2016

Power of numbers: Using data to better address violence against women

EXCITING times lie ahead as the Asia and the Pacific region with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) continuing critical work... Read more

19 August 2016

Life-saving services critical in humanitarian response

Today, World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations Population Fund reminds us as individuals, as communities and or as nations as a whole, that life-saving services in humanitarian and fragile... Read more

15 August 2016

Creating an enabling environment for girls' empowerment

Like most of his contemporaries, 19-year-old Avikesh Kumar has yet to declare with certainty what he sees himself doing in 20 years: he knows he does not want to be a politician albeit an ambition to... Read more

12 August 2016

Youth critical for success of sustainable development goals

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (August 12, 2016) - The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, today marks a double celebration: it is International Youth Day and it joins the Pacific regional family in... Read more

1 August 2016

Be curious, to be agents of change

Curiosity can be the progeny of a positive and empowering journey for individuals, particularly teenagers. Regardless of our gender or age or circumstances, questioning everything that goes on... Read more

22 July 2016

Invest in teen girls to be critical thinkers and actors: Tarai

QUESTIONING beliefs and practices which influence you, being critical thinkers and actors is fundamental to the idea of investing in, not just teenage girls, but in all teenagers, a 2016 World... Read more

15 July 2016

Invest in teen girls, it benefits all of us

THIS week the global family of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, observed with United Nations member states the annual World Population Day, focused on the theme of "Investing in Teenage... Read more

11 July 2016

Investing in teenage girls for national progress this World Population Day

UNFPA Pacific, Suva (July 10) - Investing in teenage girls is not only the right thing to do from a personal level as individuals, but it is also fundamentally, smart economics as it ensures a... Read more