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Regional Observance of World Population Day
Thursday, 11th July 2019, at Pimarn Siam Hall, Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.

This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.

On this occasion, UNFPA together with the Thai Ministry of Public Health jointly invite policymakers, advocates, young people with disability, Thai youth council members, institutions, private sector, civil organisations and media to the World Population Day Observation on 11 July 2019 to help advocate reproductive health and rights a reality for all. This observation is part of paving the way to 'the Nairobi Summit', the high-level conference to accelerate efforts to achieve the three zero goals: zero unmet need for family planning information and services, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls.

Event agenda:

18:00–18:30 hrs.


18:30–18:35 hrs. 

Programme Opening and Brief Remarks

Welcome by Bjorn Andersson, UNFPA Regional Director

18:35–18:40 hrs.

ิby Dr. Panpimol Wipulakorn, Director-General,
Department of Health, Thai Ministry of Public Health 

18:40–18:45 hrs.

18:45-18:50 hrs.

UNESCAP representative

Ambassadors of Kenya and Denmark: Co-sponsors of the Nairobi ICPD25 Summit (November 2019)

18:50–18:55 hrs.


The impact of ICPD and UNFPA in Asia-Pacific

18:55–19:20 hrs.

Keynote Address

Dato’ Dr. Narimah Awin, Chairperson, National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia

19:20–19:30 hrs.

Dance performance

The rights of young persons with disabilities by youth with intellectual disabilities

19:30–19:35 hrs.

Song performance

Mechai Pattana (Bamboo) School: Lessons in life and love 

19:35–19:40 hrs.

Cutting of the ICPD25 / UNFPA@50 cake

19:40–22:00 hrs.  

Buffet dinner and mingling of guests


Interested media, please contact or 08 1917 5602