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1 December 2021

Countries can thrive amid demographic change, speakers affirm at opening of Ministerial Conference

SOFIA, 1 December 2021 – With the right policies in place, countries in Europe can thrive even amid demographic changes that are widely perceived as adverse, speakers stressed today at the opening of... Read more

26 November 2021

Demographic change is not a crisis. It’s an opportunity.

Europe is in the middle of a demographic transition with far-reaching consequences. People have fewer children and live longer and healthier lives. Many are on the move in search of better... Read more

22 November 2021

Ministerial Conference to chart pathways for societies to thrive amid rapid demographic change

SOFIA, 22 November 2021 - High-level government representatives, thought leaders and experts from across Europe and Central Asia will gather in Sofia, Bulgaria and online, on 1-2 December 2021 to... Read more

20 November 2021

UNFPA supports pilot population and housing census in Uzbekistan

Tashkent – UNFPA and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics presented the preliminary findings and recommendations of a pilot population census at a debriefing meeting on 19... Read more

19 November 2021

UNFPA supports Kazakhstan's national census roll-out during COVID-19 pandemic

Nur-Sultan – When it came to rolling out the 2020 national census, COVID-19 threw Kazakhstan a curveball. Social distancing, self-isolation and working from home made the nationwide task impossible.... Read more

17 November 2021
Press Release

Citing poor life quality, almost half of young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina ponder emigration, UNFPA survey finds

SARAJEVO, 17 November 2021 – Nearly one in two young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or 47 percent, say they are thinking about leaving the country temporarily or permanently, according to a new... Read more

12 October 2021

New training aims to accelerate implementation of national sexual and reproductive health strategies

Istanbul/Ghent -- UNFPA, Ghent University and the Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER) launched a comprehensive online training course on 4-8 October 2021.... Read more

11 October 2021

Girls work to make gender equality a reality

“I want to encourage communication about menstruation,” said Azra Komarica, a 19-year-old girl from Bosnia and Herzegovina. “It’s still a taboo topic.” Ms. Komarica is part of a mentorship based... Read more

27 September 2021
An older man and younger woman are pictured with the text "Kicking off a conversation about ageism in Europe & Central Asia"

Pervasive ageism is a major challenge in Europe: UN

BELGRADE, 27 September 2021 - One in three people in Europe, both young and old, reports having been a target of ageism, a phenomenon more pervasive than racism and sexism in this region, according... Read more

23 September 2021
Press Release

New partnership between UNFPA and ESC to advance sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

Cairo/Istanbul/Brussels, 23 September 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States (UNFPA ASRO), and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Offices (UNFPA EECARO) launched a partnership... Read more