On 3 April 2017, the US State Department issued a letter to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee announcing that it will no longer fund the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which provides maternal and child health services in more than 150 countries worldwide. Here is UNFPA’s statement in response: UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world over. This … Continued
Today is World Population Day, which is commemorated annually on 11 July, the day on which the world’s population reached 5 billion in 1987. This year the theme from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is “Investing in teenage girls”.
We look forward to the day when UNFPA, a strong advocate for sexual and reproductive health and contraception, especially for adolescents and young people, also supports the right to safe abortion, including for teenage girls with an unwanted pregnancy – the age group more at risk of negative consequences from unsafe abortion than any other group.