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UNFPA China in the News

Selected media coverage of UNFPA China

1 November 2022,
Justine Coulson, United Nations Population Fund Representative to China, said that the action plan would enable young people to share their best practices to promote sustainable development and provide relevant training and exchange opportunities for young leaders worldwide.


17 October 2022, China Daily
To ensure that women can age with good health, dignity, skills, and the decision-making power to be able to contribute to society to their fullest potential, investing in a life-cycle approach to social protection with gender equality at its core is essential.


9 October 2022, China Global TV Network (CGTN)
Understanding the levels and drivers of maternal mortality cases not only tells us about women's access to and availability of quality healthcare, but indicate indirectly the economic and social status of women within a country.


28 May 2022,

May 28 is the Menstrual Hygiene Day. Menstruation is not a secret topic only for women, but is related to the health and dignity of a mass majority of the female. Now, "menstrual poverty" is a worldwide issue. How can China work withother countries to eliminate "menstrual poverty" and help to spread the correct knowledge of women's health?
In the latest W.E. Talk, Justine Coulson, UNFPA Representative in China, and Wang Hongtan, an influential popular science blogger on Kuaishou, joined the discussions about these topics.


25 May 2022, China Daily

The State of World Population Report 2022, released online in Beijing by the United Nations Population Fund, or UNFPA, warns that unintended pregnancy has profound consequences for societies, global health, women and girls.


6 August 2021,
China and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Thursday donated personal protective equipment to Botswana to assist the country in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 August 2021, The Himalayan Times
The United Nations Population Fund has continued to provide humanitarian support in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. It has provided 800 units of oxygen cylinders and other health equipment worth Rs 11.9 million to the government.
13 May 2021, China Daily
The release of census is always a significant moment for any country. China is no exception. The data, robust and multi-layered, offer government, development partners, including the UN family, and civil society at large a clear picture not only of the country's demographic trajectory, but also of the progress made on multiple fronts as well as the gaps and challenges that must be addressed for long-term sustainable development impacting citizens across the spectrum.
16 April 2021, Global Times
With necessary policies in place, China needs to raise awareness among women to help them make their own decisions in the field of body autonomy, experts said in a report released in Beijing on Friday.
16 April 2021,
China has made remarkable progress in promoting gender equality and women empowerment, effectively ensuring women's rights in areas including politics, economy, culture and social life, a senior official said Friday.
11 July 2020,
China has made great efforts in containing the COVID-19 outbreak, and is watchful of its resurgence. UNFPA provided the government of China with assistance in the fight against the epidemic in China's Hubei Province, including offering diapers and sanitary pads, to assure the dignity of women and female health workers.
10 July 2020, China Daily
The world is still struggling in its fight against practices that harm women and girls, especially amid the pandemic, said a newly released United Nations report that calls on nations and individuals to take actions to end the harm.
24 February 2020,
As part of the United Nations response to support the Government of China's efforts to contain and mitigate the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is delivering critical medical supplies and sanitary items such as sanitary napkins and diapers for the frontline health workers, women - particularly pregnant women - and girls in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic.
20 February 2020, China Global Television Network (CGTN)
The COVID-19 outbreak has created many problems and uncertainties within China and around the world. Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi, representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in China, shares his views with CGTN on China's response to the situation and UNFPA's work in combating the COVID-19. 
16 November 2019 - China Daily
An international summit featuring business leaders and international aid organizations in Nairobi, Kenya, has pledged to raise funds to help end all maternal deaths, unmet needs for family planning, gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030.
11 November 2019 -
The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD 25) which opens in Nairobi on Tuesday will raise the bar in maternal health through access to contraceptives, officials said on Monday.
2 November 2019 - China Global TV Network (CGTN)
40 years ago, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),the UN population and reproductive health agency started their work in China.
12 September 2019 - China Global TV Network (CGTN)
Population aging has become a global trend, to which China isn't immune. Effective from 1982, trying to develop the policies and programs to promote the learning, social participation, and also the health of the older adults, we have seen rapid development.  
12 September 2019 - China Daily
The UN Population Fund, or UNFPA, was introduced in China in 1979, just after the start of the country's reform and opening-up policy. At the time, the nation was also facing a serious challenge - its continually-expanding huge population.
5 September 2019 - Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands 
Skewed sex ratio at birth is by definition a multi-faceted problem, driven by a declining fertility rate, the rise of technology and strong son preference.
18 July 2019 - Daily Graphic (Ghanaian national newspaper)
The phenomenon of ‘left-behind children’ is faced by most developing countries as parents leave their children to work in places or countries where the economy is doing well.
25 April 2019 - China Daily
In most of the countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road which together form the Belt and Road Initiative, including China, young people aged between 10 and 24 years make up about one-fifth of the population and are a critical group within their societies.
12 April 2019 - China Daily
There needs more efforts to secure women's reproductive rights, and China vows to keep working with the international community to further promote the development of the population affairs both inside and outside the country.
11 April 2019 -
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its annual flagship report -- State of World Population -- in Beijing Thursday, calling for the full realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.
22 March 2019 - China Today
Population development has always been a fundamental, overall and strategic issue facing human society. Since the beginning of the 21st century, China's population structure has undergone major transformations, and there will be landmark changes in the near future.
14 February 2019 - China Daily
Spring Festival, celebrating the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, is unique beyond being the most important festival in the world's most populous country.
8 January 2019 - China Daily
The global population is becoming older due mainly to fewer children being born, reinforced by people living much longer. China is now home to the largest number of elderly people and their size is increasing faster than in most other aging countries, with the fastest increase happening among the oldest old (aged 80 or above).