UNFPA’s 2008 STATE OF WORLD POPULATION: Focusing on Culture, Gender & Human Rights

January 25, 2009 • News

Thanks to Jane Roberts for this editorial from MaximNews Network.

The theme of the United Nations Population Fund’s 2008 State of World Population: Reaching Common Ground: Culture, Gender and Human Rights, tells us that in the sweat and toil of bringing reproductive health care to the world’s most vulnerable, one has to know the culture of the people one is serving.

UNFPA’s experience shows that culturally sensitive programming is essential for achieving the goals of the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and also of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). And both are human rights documents.

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