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UNFPA Responds to Urgent Needs of Victims of Kyrgyzstan Fighting

UNITED NATIONS, New York (17 June 2010) — UNFPA has been gearing up to meet the humanitarian needs of those who have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan as a result of the violence engulfing the country since 11 June. The Fund is particularly concerned about the fate of pregnant women who will deliver their babies in shelters and refugee camps.

Some 400,000 people have been uprooted by the violence, reported UNHCR, citing figures provided by governmental and non-governmental organizations on the ground. In addition, the latest estimates by the Interim Kyrgyz Government show that more than 180 people have been killed and more than 1,900 people have been injured. There are also reports of deliveries in refugee shelters, with eight successful deliveries reported on 17 June alone.     

United Nations Population Fund has provided humanitarian assistance to the people in Osh and Jalalabad for more than one million soms

BISHKEK (16 June 2010) --  UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, has sent humanitarian assistance for more than one million soms to people in Osh and Jalalabad.  Humanitarian assistance will be sent to medical and non-governmental organizations in Osh and Jalalabad for further distribution. 

The humanitarian shipment contains medical supplies, hygiene and detergent products and clothes for adults and babies. 
Currently UNFPA is mobilizing additional humanitarian assistance from abroad for more than three million soms.

The humanitarian shipment is planned to arrive next week.

Uncharted Territory: Emerging Population Issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

NEW YORK (9 April 2010) – The combination of extremely low birth rates, migration losses and moderate mortality is leading to both rapid population decline and ageing in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Because this is an unprecedented phenomenon, the international community cannot provide these countries with policy advice or reference to best practices elsewhere.

These are findings of a new UNFPA publication entitled, Emerging Population Issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia : Research Gaps on Demographic Trends, Human Capital and Climate Change. The report, which is being issued in conjunction with the upcoming Commission on Population and Development, notes that the decline in population size over the coming decades in Eastern Europe is certain. The remaining questions are how rapidly and by how much the population will contract. Due to a much younger age structure and current high fertility levels, demographic trends for Central Asia are expected to diverge from those in Eastern Europe. This demographic heterogeneity will likely impact future migration patterns. The report suggests that if the population of Eastern Europe declines by half while Central Asia experiences a 50 per cent population growth, significant migration of Central Asians, who speak Russian, into parts of Eastern Europe is likely.   

Message of Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, UNFPA Executive Director on international Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, let us pay tribute to all women worldwide who contribute so much to the well-being of their families, communities and nations.

In every part of the world, women are the weavers of the fabric of society, and progress towards equality is being made. Today more girls attend school, more women hold parliament and government seats, and more women benefit from paid employment. Yet there is still a long way to go to achieve true equality.

As long as one woman dies needlessly each minute from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, we have to prioritize the health and rights of women. This includes the right to sexual and reproductive health.

Message by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the occasion of World AIDS Day

1 December 2009 - Today on World AIDS Day we extend solidarity to all people who are living with HIV and AIDS so they can live free of stigma and discrimination. And we remember and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to AIDS.

Today, we call for universal access to prevention, treatment, care and support, and respect for human rights for all. 

Message of Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2009 -  Every day, women and girls are subject to domestic violence, exploitation, sexual violence, trafficking, honour crimes, harmful traditional practices, such as bride burning and early marriages, and other forms of violence against their bodies, minds and human dignity.

As many as one in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in some other way.

In the 16 days leading up to Human Rights Day and every day, let us come together to demand an end to the most pervasive yet least reported human rights abuse in the world.  

Women central to efforts to deal with climate change, says new UNFPA report

Women bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been largely overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of rising seas, droughts, melting glaciers and extreme weather, concludes The State of World Population 2009, released today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in London. “Poor women in poor countries are among the hardest hit by climate change, even though they contributed the least to it,” says UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid

The poor are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and the majority of the 1.5 billion people living on $1 a day or less are women. The poor are more likely to depend on agriculture for a living and therefore risk going hungry or losing their livelihoods when droughts strike, rains become unpredictable and hurricanes move with unprecedented force. The poor tend to live in marginal areas, vulnerable to floods, rising seas and storms.


Основы адвокации и построения партнерства между молодежными программами по Сексуально Репродуктивному Здоровью и Правам

С 16-20 ноября 2009 года в г. Чолпон-Ата проходит тренинг «Основы адвокации и построения партнерства между молодежными программами по Сексуально Репродуктивному Здоровью и Правам» с участием 28 представителей активной молодежи со всей республики. Тренинг является завершающим этапом каскадных тренингов Молодежной Сети по продвижению равного обучения Y-PEER (www.y-peer.kg). 

Во время тренинга участники получат информацию об основах адвокации в программах по репродуктивному здоровью, будут участвовать в планировании адвокационных кампаний.  Во время практических занятий участники получат навыки публичного выступления и лоббирования. Также члены сети Y-PEER обсудят дальнейшие планы на 2010 год.

Тренинг проходит при поддержке Фонда ООН в области народонаселения (ЮНФПА). 

Круглый стол на тему «Роль религиозного сообщества в вопросах предупреждения гендерного насилия»

17 ноября 2009 г. в 14:00 в гостинице «Достук»  состоялся Круглый стол на тему «Роль  религиозного сообщества в вопросах предупреждения  гендерного насилия». На Круглом столе примут  участие представители государственных структур,  парламента,  мусульманского религиозного сообщества, общественные деятели и лидеры женских  организаций. 

Данный Круглый стол организован Фондом ООН в области народонаселения (ЮНФПА) и нацелен на укрепление сотрудничества между религиозным сообществом и Фондом  в вопросах предупреждения  генедерного насилия в обществе, которые также послужат решением приоритетных вопросов   народонаселения и развития в Кыргызстане.  

Серия круглых столов по проблеме материнского здоровья

С 10-ноября в гг. Ош и Жалал-Абат по инициативе Национального комитета парламентариев Кыргызстана по народонаселению и развитию проходят Круглые столы по обсуждению проблемы материнского здоровья, как приоритет в данный момент для политики в области народонаселения и развития.

Инициатива парламентариев была поддержана Фондом ООН в области народонаселения в рамках 15-летней годовщины Международной конференции по народонаселению и развитию, которая состоялась в 1994 году в Каире.


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