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2019 is a special year for both China and UNFPA.

It marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which used to be among the poorest countries but has now developed into the world’s second largest economy and is notable for the improved well-being of its population, as 740 million citizens were lifted out of poverty over the last 40 years.

2019 marks also 50 years since UNFPA began operations worldwide, 40 years since UNFPA started working in China, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which for the first time put women’s rights and choices at the center of sustainable development.

Back in 1979, China’s huge population was facing significant poverty and poor health issues. The Government of China for the first time received assistance from an international organization in relation to population issues.


UNFPA is the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health and rights. We work with broad range of partners including governments, civil society organizations, academia, and also persons with disabilities to promote sexual and reproductive health information and services for all including women and young people with disabilities.




On World AIDS Day, it is time to take stronger action to end the HIV epidemic among young people.




Video message from heads of UN agencies for World AIDS Day 2019: Communities make the difference.


Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi, UNFPA Representative in China recently sat down with CGTN (China Global Television Network) anchor Ms. Liu Xin , to discuss the 40 years of cooperation between UNFPA and China.




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. Check out this CGTN video and have a look at why China can support the elderly so well.


Over 4.5 billion people live in Asia and the Pacific, well over half of the world’s population. In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development marked a new chapter - putting people at the heart of development. 179 governments agreed that recognizing the rights of everyone - young people, older persons, women, men, persons with disabilities, rural, urban, migrants, were essential for sustainable development.