UNFPA, In Questionable Move, Commends Iran Population Policy

November 11, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

UNFPA Commends Iran Population Policy 

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Uz made the statement in an exclusive interview with Thursday’sedition of ‘Iran Daily’ and also welcomed the decree of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on population.

Uz appreciated Iran’s general population policy issued mid-May by the Leader, describing it as a “well-prepared, professional, evidence-based, scientifically supported and actionable policy document”.

“The Leader’s policy document just came on time because we were saying you [Iranians] need a policy document on aging and need to look at youth issue comprehensively,” he said, adding that it is a “perfect” policy that covers everything related to population, including youth, aging, urbanization and women householders.

Asked what incentives must be introduced by the government to motivate couples to have more children, Uz referred to the outcome of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in 1994 in Cairo, Egypt.

Over 180 states, including Iran took part in ICPD negotiations to finalize a Program of Action in the area of population and development for the next 20 years.

“According to ICPD, incentives or disincentives are not recommended to any country, but the decision and timing of having child should be left to the couples,” he said.

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