United Nations Population Fund

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United Nations Population Fund

An organization created by the United Nations and charged with promoting reproductive health. It provides funding for programs to discourage the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, to promote the use of contraceptives and to support healthy pregnancies and childbirths. The alleged role of the United Nations Population Fund in funding abortions and forced sterilizations has been a source of controversy.
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For UNFPA, therefore, this engagement is viewed as part of its overall strategy to create a supportive socio-cultural environment wherein reproductive health and rights, as well as population dynamics, can be effectively realized.
"UNFPA was not looking to relocate, but they were able to take advantage of a unique opportunity that they simply could not turn down, both for the financial considerations and quality of the space," said Andrew H.
UNFPA regional office in Istanbul is expected to open this fall.
According to an UNFPA release: "Research cited in the report shows that women are more likely than men to die in natural disasters--including those related to extreme weather--with this gap most pronounced where incomes are low and status differences between men and women are high."
The UNFPA approach encourages change from within, says the report.
The Act also designates $40 million for UNFPA if it is determined eligible under the Kemp-Kasten amendment.
Talking to reporter, she said purpose of this UNFPA programme was to provide quality adolescent sexual and reproductive health services to all communities and ensure that no mother would die during child birth.
Team members of UNFPA appreciated all the efforts of WDD and expressed resolve to make coordinated efforts for the common good of women.
He says the survey will inform the government and its partners about the wellbeing of citizens, adding that though many partners had contributed, UNFPA hopes the exercise will 'start soon to give us the data and information we need to be able to plan for the Liberian people.'
Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka, added, 'While we strive to see a Sri Lanka where women and men can travel together as equals with no sense of intimidation or harassment, we acknowledge the Ministry of Transport's recent decision to have female-only compartments in trains.
Leaders and representatives of the Ministries of Health and Medical Industry, Education, the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Turkmenistan and UNFPA attended the event.