In Focus: Refugee crisis in Europe
- MSF: Balkans: Hundreds stranded without aid as new border control measures come into force, 26 Nov 2015
- Red Cross urges governments to protect people on the move as freezing weather is set to sweep Europe this weekend, 20 Nov 2015
- Joint UNHCR, IOM, and UNICEF statement on new border restrictions in the Balkans, 20 Nov 2015
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Emergency Appeal 2015: Winterization Plan for the Refugee Crisis in Europe (Nov 2015 – Feb 2016)
- UNHCR Special Mediterranean Initiative Jun–Dec 2015, Supplementary Appeal
- IFRC Response Plan: A Movement coordinated approach focusing on the Mediterranean and neighbouring regions
IFRC Population Movement Emergency Appeals/Emergency Plan of Action Regional (Nov 2015); Croatia (Oct 2015); Greece (Sep 2015); Hungary (Sep 2015); Italy (Nov 2015); FYR of Macedonia (Sep 2015); Serbia (Sep 2015); Slovenia (Oct 2015)
Asia-Pacific region facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents, new report finds
BANGKOK, 30 November – The Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents. There were an estimated 50,000 new HIV infections among adolescents aged 15-19 in 2014, accounting for 15 per cent of new infections. There are now around 220,000 adolescents living with HIV in the region, with large cities like Bangkok, Hanoi and Jakarta hubs of new infections.
In the Pacific, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have traditionally been seen as the domain and responsibility of women. In the last two decades however, there has been increasing recognition, both internationally and in the Pacific, that engaging boys and men in sexual and reproductive health is central to improving the health and rights of all people and building more equitable societies.
Déclaration du Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Directeur exécutif de l’UNFPA, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes
Une femme sur trois dans le monde a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles, le plus souvent infligées par son partenaire.
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner.
In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.
Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, such as forced child marriage, gender-based infanticide and female genital mutilation.
In a couple of weeks, Paris will be abuzz with a meeting which will determine a global strategy for what is to be generally, a better way to treat the earth which has begun to show signs of the imbalance humanity's industrialisation race has created in nature's fragile system.
Despite great momentum, immediate acceleration needed to reach Family Planning 2020 goal
Un rapport publié par l’OMS, l’UNICEF, l’UNFPA, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et la Division de la population des Nations Unies rend compte des progrès accomplis.
Communiqué de presse conjoint
12 NOVEMBRE 2015 ¦ GENÈVE/NEW YORK - Selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui par plusieurs organismes des Nations Unies et par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale, la mortalité maternelle a baissé de 44 % par rapport à 1990.
Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN
Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 November 2015 – Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.
Niamey, 29 octobre 2015. Le lancement du « Projet régional d’Autonomisation des femmes et de dividende démographique au Sahel » aura lieu au Palais des Congrès de Niamey le lundi 2 novembre 2015 sous le haut patronage de son Excellence, Monsieur Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre du Niger. Le Projet régional d’autonomisation des femmes du Sahel et de dividende démographique procède d’une initiative conjointe des Nations Unies et du Groupe de la Banque mondiale (BM) pour répondre à l’appel lancé par les Présidents des pays du Sahel.
This guidance is designed to support in-country humanitarian leadership and coordination personnel in integrating cross-sectoral priorities, operational modalities and partnerships in an emergency response through mobilizing the support of technical advisors at the inter-sectoral coordination level.
Humanitarian situations and fragile communities are going to increase, and in the Pacific region, this will be compounded by population movements as the tentacles of climate change reach into the heart of personal and food security.
In Eastern and Southern Africa, adolescents and young people aged between 10 and 24 make up an estimated 33 per cent of the population.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5-10 October 2015 – A week-long training of young leaders from Eastern and Southern Africa culminated in the revitalized Africa Youth and Adolescents Network on Population Development (AfriYAN). During this meeting a new executive committee was elected to steer the regional network over the next two years.
This publication is an effort to capture some of the aspects of the work of UNFPA’s partnerships with inter-faith groups and religious leaders.
The extent to which religion often serves as a critical broker of human and even government existence is one of the many changes in the development landscape which is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore, especially for secular development organisations.
La nueva normativa de gestión de riesgos incorpora, como dos de sus principios prioritarios, la protección y la atención a poblaciones que viven en condiciones de vulnerabilidad en casos de desastres y/o emergencias.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A tool developed by UNFPA and Promundo-US is a useful resource to scale up engagement of men and boys to promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and gender equality within the region. This was the unanimous conclusion at a meeting that brought together UNFPA Country Office staff from the ESA region, plus regional and international gender experts from government and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
Across Asia and the Pacific, and indeed globally, women weave and mend the social fabric of our communities. When emergencies and disasters strike, women overcome immense obstacles to provide care and safety for others. But they also need care and safety for themselves on a variety of fronts, including gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections, help with managing pregnancy and ensuring safe childbirth.
UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK/ISTANBUL – With hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants moving from Greece through the Balkans to reach Western and Northern Europe, the countries along the transit routes need urgent support to ensure that women and girls have access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care and are protected from violence, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, said in an appeal for $4.2 million in humanitarian assistance launched today.
The Annual Report 2014 of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund analyses the first year of operation of Phase II of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund. The Maternal Health Thematic Fund is UNFPA’s flagship programme for accelerating improved maternal and newborn health. It is the only one of its kind in the UN system that focuses on a key area of reproductive health while at the same time intensively contributing to strengthening health systems.
The relocation of villages as rising sea levels spoil crops among other things, has begun for several countries across the region including Fiji. In Tuvalu, the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in March is still being talked about and for the Federated States of Micronesia, March marked the evacuation of about 1000 people on Majuro and 250 in the Arno Atoll: forced to flee massive king tides.