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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Representative of United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Sudan underscored commitment of the Fund to provide technical support to the six population census, referring to the distinguished partnership between UNFPA and the Central Statistics Bureau.
One organization that the Global Gag Rule has hurt is the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, to which the U.S.
"According to Aprodicio Laquian, China program director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, China's population policy is realistic and suits its current conditions."
* In 1984, the Reagan administration, at the request of the Vatican, announced at the World Conference on Population in Mexico City that it was reversing its many years of commitment to international family planning and then withdrew funding from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
In 1972 the United Nations Fund for Population Activities initiated support for a programme of research within the International Labour Organization on population and employment.
funding for the two largest family planning assistance organizations in the world -- the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), based in London, England.
Ironically, they were put on trial by Gabriela, the women's wing of the CPP, for wanting to accept funds from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities to upgrade their health clinics.
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