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17 October 2017
Press Release
The State of World Population 2017: Unchecked inequality and failure to protect the rights of poorest women could undermine peace and world’s development goals, new UNFPA report warns   • Only about... Read more
12 September 2017
Press Release
A Rohingya woman receives a UNFPA Dignity Kit with clothing and personal hygiene items
US$ 13 million urgently needed to meet rapidly growing needs amid a massive humanitarian crisis 12 September 2017, Dhaka - As thousands upon thousands of desperate Rohingya civilians continue to... Read more
30 August 2017
Feature Story
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
Feature Story
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
Feature Story
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
Anjana rests with her newborn baby in Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. Both mother and baby survived an obstructed labour, thanks to the intervention of a midwife. © CIPRB/Animesh Biswas
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
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
9 June 2017
In the News
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
In the News
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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