UNFPA Indonesia

UNFPA in Indonesia Overview

Date: 12/02/2009

While working closely with BKKBN (the National Family Planning Coordinating Board), UNFPA has also collaborated with various government ministries and agencies, such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Women's Empowerment, Bappenas (the National Development Planning Board), and the Central Bureau of Statistics. UNFPA also works with NGOs, such as PKBI (Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association), university-based research and study cent s, and other international organizations.

Although over the past 30 years Indonesia has made great advances in the area of population and development planning, recent socio-economic and political turmoil has created new problems:

-The spread of HIV and other STIs (sexually-transmitted infections),

-An increase in the number of internally displaced persons (lOPs),

-.continued violence against women, and

-continued high maternal mortality rates-the highest among South East Asian nations