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7 March 2022
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A farmer collects damaged paddy following incessant rain drenched harvested paddy crops across the country in October, 2021. © Kuensel

International Women’s Day: Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow

Opinion-Editorial by Mr. Bjorn Andersson Regional Director, UNFPA Asia-Pacific on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2022 As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-... Read more

25 November 2021
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OP-ed: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Today, as we commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and mark the commencement of the global 16 days’ campaign against genderbased violence (GBV), we should... Read more

19 August 2021
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World Humanitarian Day: Climate - OpEd

The climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis for women and girls in particular Bjorn Anderson Asia-Pacific Regional Director As we mark World Humanitarian Day, we need to take urgent action to... Read more

12 August 2021
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Breaking barriers between religion and sexuality education for young people in Bhutan

The 10th day of the Bhutanese calendar year is a special one. It is celebrated across temples and monasteries throughout the mainly Buddhist Himalayan kingdom  with religious mask dances performed as... Read more

11 July 2021
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Statement of Executive Director, UNFPA for World Population Day 2021

There is no perfect population number. But you would not guess that from recent headlines. Some proclaim that we are on the verge of a baby bust linked to the fears and hesitations around COVID-19.... Read more

12 May 2021
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Press Release - Launch of State of World Population Report 2021 in Bhutan

11 MAY 2021, Thimphu: Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the Goodwill Ambassador to UNFPA, launched the State of World Population report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own- Claiming the Right... Read more

4 May 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Midwifery Day

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities. They deserve our... Read more

21 April 2021
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Keynote address of Her Majesty The Queen Mother Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck at the 54th session of Commission on Poupulation Development

Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wanghuck at CPD54 called on  the Commission to “move beyond counting, quantification, and assessment” into “bold and courageous initiatives to inspire innovative... Read more

5 March 2021
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Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day 8 March 2021 All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and... Read more

27 January 2021
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Bus conductors in Bhutan take on a new role amid the pandemic: Ending gender-based violence

THIMPHU, Bhutan - Life in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, seems to be at a standstill with the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in effect. However, Kelsang Tshomo is anything but inactive. She is on... Read more

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