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State of World Population 2022: Seeing the Unseen

State of World Population Report

The neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy is the subject of UNFPA’s flagship 2022 State of World Population report, released today. Titled “Seeing the Unseen,” the report examines how such pregnancies represent a global failure to uphold basic human rights. On average, 121 million unintended pregnancies occur every year – 331,000 per day – and the number is expected to rise with population growth if we don’t take decisive action...

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Humanitarian Action Overview Report 2022

Annual Report

The 2022 Humanitarian Action Overview highlights the world’s biggest crises for women and girls and the urgent need to increase international humanitarian assistance to alleviate human suffering and meet rising needs.

In 2022, UNFPA is appealing for an estimated US$835 million to provide life-saving health and protection services to over 54 million women, girls and young people in 61 countries. Emphasis is placed on preparedness, early action and response to save the lives of women and girls and young people in emergencies, upholding dignity and human rights, reinforcing hope for the future.

Download and read the full 2022 report or view the interactive report.

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Infographic on Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

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Climate change disproportionately threatens the most vulnerable girls and women, in all their intersecting identities, and has detrimental effects on SRHR.

Structural gender inequality makes girls and women more vulnerable to the harms of climate change, such as food insecurity or displacement from natural disasters that create significant barriers to education, financial resources, and access to decision makers, processes and policies that shape their lives.

Climate change:

  • Harms maternal health
  • Leads to increased gender-based violence and child marriage
  • Reduces access to life-saving SRH services

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Tip Sheet: Signs of a Respectful Relationship

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What are signs of a respectful relationship?

Read UNFPA's tip sheet.

#RespectProtectUnite

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education as a Strategy for Gender-based Violence Prevention

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UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office produced this report as an evidence review on the linkages between comprehensive sexuality education and the prevention of gender-based violence on the basis of a rapid review of existing research.

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About The Bilum Campaign: links to the campaign visuals

Fact Sheet

The Bilum Campaign leverages the wisdom and culture of Papua New Guinea’s women to mobilize support for investments in a strong primary health and education sector that prioritizes reproductive health services and information.

The Bilum Campaign revisits the traditional role of women and reproductive health through the iconic string bags of PNG known as the “bilum”. Click here to access the short video featuring PNG cultural icon and “Bilum Lady” Florence Jaukae Kamel and learn the hidden meaning behind the bilum patterns that speak to gender equality, puberty, motherhood and women’s daily challenges.

 

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Spotlight Initiative: Papua New Guinea Country Programme Snapshot

Fact Sheet

Snapshot of Spotlight Initiative based on recipient UN organizations in Papua New Guinea.

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Cervical Cancer Elimination: Country review and roadmap for action

Fact Sheet

Papua New Guinea could eliminate cervical cancer by 2085.

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. However, in 2018, an estimated 311,000 women died from cervical cancer globally. Most of these deaths occurred in low- and lower-middle income countries (LMICs) due to inadequate access to cervical cancer prevention.

In November 2020, the WHO launched a Global Strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. The Strategy proposes an elimination threshold of 4 cases per 100,000 women, achieved by implementing the triple intervention targets by 2030:

  • 90% of girls fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine by age 15.
  • 70% of women screened with a high-performance test (such as the HPV test) by 35, and again by 45 years.
  • 90% of women identified with cervical precancer or cervical cancer receive adequate treatment and care...

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Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea - Preamble

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The Constitution of Papua New Guinea is the original sustainable development roadmap for the nation. It inspired the vision 2050 and was decades ahead of the call to action for the Sustainable Development Goals. Such a document cannot be forgotten; instead, it must be shared widely and reflected upon by the men and women, girls and boys that are alive today so that they too are inspired to achieve the promises as written in their constitution. In commemorating the journey and achievements of its most famous son, Sir Michael Somare, in this Tok Pisin translation of the Preamble, we hope it is also an opportunity to inspire others to walk the same path towards freedom, equality of opportunity and wellbeing of all Papua New Guineans.

 Marielle Sander, UNFPA Representative Papua New Guinea

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Strengthening services for survivors of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

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Strengthening services for survivors of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

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