Issues of Safe Abortions in Malaysia: Reproductive Rights and Choice
This publication contains three studies that provide important insights into the perceptions, understanding and attitudes prevalent in society and the health system, which may create barriers for particularly poor, young and otherwise marginalized women who need access to these services.
This Asia-Pacific regional forum showcased and illustrated a regional coalition of Faith-based Organisations (FBOs); to share the challenges, achievements, lessons learned, best practices and recommendations of these FBOs in working towards the attainment of the MDGs and the mandate of UNFPA. The forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5 to 6 May 2008.
The World Reaffirms Cairo: Official Outcomes of the ICPD at Ten Review
UNFPA, in cooperation with the relevant agencies, published in early 2005 a compendium of the official outcomes of the ICPD at Ten, entitled "The World Reaffirms Cairo: Official Outcomes of the ICPD at Ten Review". The volume contains, in multiple languages as relevant, the declarations, resolutions, and action plan from the official reports of the review meetings of the UN Regional Commissions and the Commission on Population and Development, held between 2002-2004.
This publication, launched at the start of the Beijing at 10 review, highlights what UNFPA has done and is doing to support governments and civil society in each of the 12 critical areas of the Beijing Platform for Action. It provides many examples of UNFPA's work throughout the world. It also analyzes the strong connections between the Beijing Platform, UNFPA's work and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
24 Tips for Culturally Sensitive Programming
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), arising from the Millennium Summit in September 2000, are the overarching development objectives of the international community. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) goal of universal access to quality reproductive health services by 2015 is not one of the MDGs. Yet as this publication demonstrates, it is essential for meeting the MDGs. The attainment of reproductive health and reproductive rights are fundamental for development, for fighting poverty and for meeting the MDG targets. Conversely, reproductive ill-health undermines development by, inter alia, diminishing the quality of women's lives, weakening and, in extreme cases, killing poor women of prime ages, and placing heavy burdens on families and communities. This publication shows by means of analytical graphics, the fundamental importance of addressing population and reproductive health for achieving the MDGs.
Population, Reproductive Health and the Millennium Development Goals
Investing in People
Beijing at Ten: UNFPA’s Commitment to the Platform of Action
Condom Programming for HIV Prevention – Operations Manual for Programme Managers
Condom Programming for HIV Prevention – Manual for Service Providers