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UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, recommitted to the revolutionary decision taken at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) to ensure that every woman, man, child and young person is able to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights. This undertaking was made at UNFPA’s continental 50th anniversary celebrations in Ethiopia.
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A high level mission led by Karin Poulsen, Danish Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and Sudan, permanent representative to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA, was assured by the President of the Somali Region of his full support for a UNFPA supported project funded by Denmark. The project focuses at building resilience integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights services with humanitarian food d...
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Twenty-five years ago, a global revolution started in Cairo when 179 world leaders met at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and recognized that individuals have a basic human right to make free and responsible reproductive choices. The ICPD Programme of Action stressed that women's empowerment is a precondition for development. Despite progress in Africa, the quest to fulfill the ICPD...