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28 January 2022
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Providing support for day-to-day tasks most effective in reducing loneliness in older people, new UNFPA study finds

ISTANBUL/LONDON, 28 January 2022 – Providing tangible support to older people for carrying out day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping is essential for addressing loneliness, according to a new survey... Read more

23 December 2021

Newly formed regional alliance charts way forward for ending cervical cancer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Istanbul - The first meeting of a new regional forum on cervical cancer prevention in Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held online on 14 December. “This forum is an important opportunity for... Read more

13 December 2021

New partnership between UNFPA and Roche Diagnostics to prevent cervical cancer

Istanbul, November 2021 - UNFPA’s Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Roche Diagnostics Turkey, Central Asia and Caucasian Countries Management Center are joining forces to... Read more

3 December 2021

Reclaiming bodily autonomy for persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN Kazakhstan – “All women, regardless of disability, have the right to decide whether to have a child, how many children to have, and how often,” said Lyazzat Kaltayeva, Chairperson of the... Read more

2 December 2021

Decade of Demographic Resilience to galvanize action for countries to thrive amid population shifts

SOFIA, 2 December 2021 – A Decade of Demographic Resilience was launched today at the Ministerial Conference on “Shaping Europe’s Demographic Future”, organized by the Government of Bulgaria and... Read more

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