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30 August 2017
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28 August 2017 - UNFPA Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat jointly organized a local-level consultation meeting at Pirganj Upazila of Rangpur District on "Reducing Maternal Mortality... Read more
24 July 2017
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After three days of labour pain, Zobayeda discovers her baby has died.  “I got married when I was 16 and soon became pregnant. When I started experiencing pain, the dai traditional birth attendant... Read more
24 July 2017
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Generation Breakthrough is UNFPA’s flagship project on adolescents and youth. Started in 2012 with generous support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the project engages around 140... 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
11 July 2017
MOULVIBAZAR, Bangladesh – When labour pains started for Anjana, 20, she had no idea her life was at stake. She was 36 weeks into her first pregnancy, and felt contractions for a full day before her... Read more
19 June 2017
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UNFPA Bangladesh's Acting Representative and ERD representative shake hands
Following the approval of the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) Ninth Country Programme for Bangladesh (2017-2020) at the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS in its second regular session... Read more
9 June 2017
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh is urgently seeking US$ 1.5 million to boost emergency reproductive health services and safety for women, girls and newborns impacted by... Read more
5 June 2017
Statement
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017
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
5 June 2017
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UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey. Photo: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas
United Nations, New York -- Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (... Read more

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