In 1989, the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Developmeng Programme (UNDP) recommended that 11 July be observed as World Population Day. The Day, was first marked in 1990 in more than 90 countries. 
This year's (2017) theme, "Family Planning: Empowering people, developing nations", UNFPA is making the case for family planning worldwide. Likewise, a clip to visualize the importance of family planning developed and disseminated on social media platform.

In Cambodia around 170 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth in every 100,000 live births. These deaths are preventable when we ensure that every pregnancy is wanted and a choice. 

Midwives are competent in life-saving skills and facilities are more advanced and accessible by all. 


Real love isn’t flowers, teddy bears or expensive jewellery. Instead, real love is respecting your partner’s wishes, and not pressuring them to do things they don’t want to do. It’s acknowledging their right to choose what they want to do with their body and life, and using words rather than violence to solve problems.

At UNFPA, we support the rights of young people to have healthy, happy and safe relationships built on respect and consent. This Valentine’s Day, we’ve asked celebrities, experts and ordinary people to share their thoughts on what makes a relationship healthy.

We’ll be presenting their stories across the week on our Facebook page, and we’d also love to hear your thoughts! Together, we can make Valentine’s Day a day for real, respectful love. Enjoy the video and happy Valentine's Day!


UNFPA and our partners have helped the government of Cambodia to procure contraceptive supplies for years. After a historic decision, the government establishes a national budget line for the procurement of contraceptives.

"Now the government buys contraceptives for over USD 2 million a year from their own national budget. That’s a great achievement for the UNFPA and our partners here in this country,” said Dr. Marc Derveeuw, UNFPA Representative in Cambodia.


Love9 is the brand new project from BBC Media Action on TV, on Radio and online. It’s all about you, our youth audiences. And of course, it’s about LOVE a subject we know is very important to you all! The programmes and discussions will be made and hosted by our own youth teams, speaking with you as peers about your lives and the situations you face every day, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The programmes will provide accurate, up-to-date and age-appropriate information on sexual and reproductive health and discuss topics such as relationships, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, and making healthy choices. It aims to improve your sexual reproductive health knowledge, increase awareness of your rights and reduce harmful sexual and reproductive practices. We want you to feel more confident to talk about these things with peers and sweethearts, and encourage you to find out more so that you can look after yourself and the ones you love.

A brand new format for the project is a TV comedy series, bringing back the characters from Loy9 Series three as they set up a café/bar and the relationships they have and problems they face. We’ll also have discussions, music, special guests and celebrities on the tv show and a radio phone-in and discussion show. Of course the project wouldn't be complete without an interactive website and social media pages, so that we can hear from you directly and you can get involved, participate and share your experiences. We love to hear from you.

Love9 on TV will be broadcast in early September 2014. The radio phone in programme is live every Sunday from 2 to 3 pm on FM 102, Women’s Media Center.

Love9 is produced by BBC Media Action and funded by UNFPA and USAID.


The clip produced to inform and educate the newly couples to prepare for safe delivery. Delivering with skilled birth attendants is a part of birth preparedness.


Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, talks about what role governments and civil society can play to help the world achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3, which calls for good health and well-being