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26 October 2018

Respect young people's rights and reap the demographic dividend - State of World Population 2018 launch in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more

17 October 2018

The Power of Choice

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows   UNITED NATIONS, New York, 17 October 2018--The global trend... Read more

11 October 2018

A Skilled GirlForce is a force for change!

We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better. Let’s give them the chance. Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to adulthood. Child marriage and adolescent pregnancy... Read more

5 October 2018

Africa has come a long way in addressing population and development issues

ACCRA, Ghana, Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development Five-Year Review, 5 October—African ministers in charge of population issues have endorsed the continental report on the... Read more

7 September 2018

UNFPA Malawi’s New Country Programme Approved (2019-2023)

  Lilongwe- UNFPA Malawi’s new Country Programme (CP) for 2019 to 2023 was approved by the Executive Board on 5th September. Speaking during the presentation session in New York, Dr. Jullita Onabanjo... Read more

4 September 2018

Malawi launches first-ever digital census

LILONGWE, Malawi—Malawi has begun its 2018 Population and Housing Census, using tablets rather than a paper-based questionnaire to collect data, in its first-ever digital census undertaking. This is... Read more

28 August 2018

15000 tablets handed over for 2018 Malawi Census

Zomba- UNFPA Malawi handed over 15,000 tablets worth US$2,353,207.35 to the Malawi Government to support the 2018 Population and housing census data collection.  This is the first time Malawi will... Read more

8 August 2018

Welcoming Young Hong- New UNFPA Representative in Malawi

Young Hong, the new UNFPA Representative presented his letters of credence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as he starts his tour of duty in Malawi. Presenting the... Read more

3 August 2018

Taking SRHR to young people living with disabilities

MCHINJI, Malawi – One morning, Stella Chiwaka, a 28-year-old primary school teacher, visited a nearby health centre to get information and services on contraceptives. She was enthusiastic and had... Read more

10 July 2018

Family planning is a human right

Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International... Read more