UN agency urges Group of Eight nations to address population issues

October 28, 2008 • Reproductive Health, News

From the UN News Centre.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today called on the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations to prioritize population issues in its discussions of climate change and food security.

“Preventing unwanted pregnancies through voluntary family planning and guaranteeing people’s right to reproductive health can help slow population growth and moderate its environmental impact,” Safiye Çagar, UNFPA Director for Information and External Relations, told the some 70 legislators and representatives of international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the G8 International Parliamentarians’ Conference on Population and Sustainable Development in Tokyo.

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