National Population Policy Workshop: Population Policies are Vital

February 9, 2012 • Daily Email Recap

Please see this article, which was recently published in the Sudan Vision, an independent daily, about a meeting that reportedly took place on January 3rd, 2012 in Sudan. The online article seems to be poorly translated, and has been edited for clarity below. As a reminder, Sudan’s population is about 45 million, or about 0.64% of world population. See:

National Population Policy Workshop:Population Policies are Vital for Economic and Social Development

By Alula Berhe Kidani, 31/01/2012

The draft of the National Population Policy 2012-2031, was the issue of discussion at the Technical Workshop organized on 3rd January 2012 by the National Population Council in cooperation with UNFPA.
The first speaker to address the participants in the opening session was UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund); many states were widely represented in a demonstration of the national character of the policy.

UNFPA Deputy Representative  Ms. Sharaeh Amirkhalill  pointed that a population policy aim to achieve a balance between population  growth from one side and economic and social resources from the other side to insure the sustainability of development and the environment… the policy also aims to improve the people’s living conditions, preserving family unity and its role as a basic institution in society ,reduce unemployment  and  increase youth employment, women’s empowerment, moving continuously  towards safe motherhood  and proper childhood  and protecting the population from the climatic and environmental changes around them.

Also, she added that in 1984 World leaders from more than 180 countries  meeting in Cairo  in the International Conference on Population and Development(ICPD) and established a strategy for countries to put health ,rights ,dignity and the well-being of people at the centre of development and to shift the focus from numbers to human rights . The ICPD strategy is critical today as it was in 1984.

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