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23 May 2022
Midwife promotes maternal health care to the public in Buka on the International Day for Midwives 2022

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Renewed Calls for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for All

Somewhere in Bougainville is a woman with obstetric fistula - an injury from childbirth that leads to lifelong complications and that is both preventable and simple to repair.  Obstetric fistula is a... Read more

16 May 2022
Three young people in orange with condoms and sexual health information pamphlets in market.

Protecting Families with Improved Health Information: International Day for Families 2022

“The family unit is to be recognised as the fundamental basis of our society.”  Article 1 of the Goals and Directives of the PNG Constitution articulates the importance of the family to the... Read more

5 May 2022
One woman observes other woman using mobile phone.

100 Years Young: PNG Midwives Celebrate Centenary of the International Confederation of Midwives and Embrace Life-Saving Technologies

“In Papua New Guinea, we have high maternal mortality rates and we need to reduce this,” says Helen Terea, a midwifery educator from the University of Papua New Guinea. “We need to break barriers and... Read more

9 March 2022

Message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022: ‘Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow’

Message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022 ‘Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow’   “As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-19... Read more

8 February 2022

7 things you might not know about child marriage: #IDONT Valentine's Day Campaign 2022

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, romance and commitment – an occasion, perhaps, to get engaged or married. But for millions, what should be a... Read more

1 December 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do  As the world embarks on a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic... Read more

25 November 2021

International Day to End Violence against Women

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Day to End Violence against Women  25 November 2021    Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be... Read more

11 October 2021

UNFPA Statement on the International Day of the Girl 2021

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world. We see examples of this everywhere, in... Read more

14 September 2021

UNFPA celebrates PNG’s 46th Independence with a Tok Pisin translation of the Preamble to the Constitution

To mark PNG’s 46th Independence Day celebrations, UNFPA shared the Preamble to the Constitution – for the first time available in both English and Tok Pisin.  This was done together with the launch... Read more

9 September 2021

UNFPA launches bilum campaign: Harnessing PNG traditional culture to advance gender equality and bodily autonomy.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the bilum campaign on 09th September 2021 at the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery, with the theme “Harnessing PNG traditional culture to advance... Read more