Category Archives: Press Statements

HIGH LEVEL PANEL RELEASES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WORLD’S NEXT DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

New York,30 May 2013 – The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda today released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The report calls upon the world to rally around a new Global Partnership that offers hope and a role to every person in the world. Continue reading

Statement on the Occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – 23 May 2013

FistulaDay E-cardNew York – Statement on the Occasion of the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary General and UNFPA Executive Director.

An estimated 2 to 3 million women and girls in developing countries are living with obstetric fistula, a condition that has been virtually eliminated in industrialized nations.

Obstetric fistula is preventable and in most cases treatable, and yet more than 50,000 new cases develop each year.  Continue reading