Tag Archives: UNFPA

Security for all – a collective responsibility

As Fiji dug deep in a collective soul-searching exercise over the brutal rape of a nine-year-old in broad daylight, a group comprising civil society actors, legislators, senior civil servants, security officers, academics, and other observers including youth representatives gathered in Suva for a two-day symposium: Security partnerships: Future challenges for Fiji. Continue reading

We need men and boys: Shared responsibility for reproductive health

UNFPA in Solomon IslandsHolistic approaches to aspects of population and development issues such as these are therefore critical. A cornerstone to sustainable progress in this area is the genuine and consistent participation of men and boys. There are numerous examples of initiatives involving men and boys in the Pacific but one of the more popular stories have been Continue reading

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth EmploymentThe linkages between population dynamics and sustainable development have received renewed attention in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition to several resolutions of the General Assembly, the world leaders in the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Continue reading

Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented

The President of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Special Representative to the United Nations Secretary General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, sent a strong and unified message at the start of a three-day conference on ending violence against children today, saying “Violence against children is not inevitable, it can be prevented.” Senior government officials, child protection experts and donors from 15 Pacific Island countries have come together with international experts to develop country plans, review and share good practices and ensure data and information on child protection is available, shared and acted upon when they return to their countries. Continue reading

People-centered development goals discussed in Pacific dialogue

UNFPA meeting in Pacific, Solomon Islands representative The Pacific Dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, with technical expertise from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Secretariat in New York (USA). The three-day dialogue is attended by representatives of Continue reading

Virtual Careers Fair

The Virtual Careers Fair III will be on Wednesday 11 June 2014 from 11 am (Sydney EST).  The following international organizations will participate: The United Nations Secretariat (UN), United Nations Volunteers (UNV), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPs) and the European Personnel Selection Office (EU Careers).  Continue reading

47th session of the Commission on Population and Development

From 7 to 11 April 2014, the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) will take place at UN Headquarters in New York. This year’s session is focusing on assessing the progress made in implementing the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).  Continue reading

Addressing changing household structures in the Pacific

The United Nations Population Fund Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) has examined the affects of changing household structures and compositions in the region in reference to the the key findings of a global review of how United Nations member states, as signatories to the International Conference of Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) have done in implementing provisions of the PoA.

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Ensuring access to reproductive health information in Fiji

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office (PSRO) on Wednesday affirmed its support towards the efforts of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation to ensure communities and villages across the country are able to access reproductive health information, with a gift of a vehicle. Continue reading

Strategic information on young people affected by HIV in Asia-Pacific needed

Although HIV risk among adolescents and young people is well-documented, there is still a need for better strategic information on young people at higher risk of HIV exposure. To improve the collection and reporting of strategic information on young people from key populations, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNAIDS have published “Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV in Asia and the Pacific: Making the Case with Strategic Information.” Continue reading