UNFPA invites to its event: World Population Day 2021

UNFPA invites you to their commemoration of World Population Day, the most important day in the UNFPA calendar.

When: July 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM (GMT+6)



This year, UNFPA is focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sexual and reproductive health and how that translates into an escalation in unintended pregnancies in some countries to a decline in fertility in others.

Demographic shifts have often been seen as a cause for concern by governments and other stakeholders, and the current situation is no different.

But UNFPA’s message remains consistent and clear. To address dynamic demographics, we must put sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR) at the centre of population strategies and policies.

This includes voluntary and rights-based family planning, and socioeconomic safety nets that allow women and couples the ability to balance life and work.

Ultimately, these issues must be viewed through the lens of the landmark ICPD Programme of Action crafted by 179 governments in 1994 – with its vision of rights and choices for all, grounded in gender equality and human rights.

About the programme:

UNFPA’s hour-long programme includes a closer look at three very different country contexts – the Philippines, Nepal and Thailand – with compelling stories and speakers from each, including:

Dr Juan Antonio Perez, Executive Director, Philippine Population Commission

Bandana Rana, Member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Co-Founder, Saathi (Nepal)

Senator Monthian Buntan, Legislator and advocate for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of persons with disabilities, adolescent mothers and LGBTIQ+ persons and communities in Thailand

Moderator: Dr Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in the Philippines

Extend the invitation to your colleagues and friends for a programme that promises to be inspiring and all the more relevant at a time when we collectively seek to build back better from the ongoing pandemic.

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