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Opinion Piece Discusses Trump Administration Efforts to Form Coalition, Joint Statement Opposing SRHR Language, Policies In U.N. Documents

Rewire.News: The Trump Administration’s Willful Misinterpretation of U.N. Policy Gillian Kane, senior policy adviser for Ipas “In advance of this week’s United Nations General Assembly, the Trump administration circulated a letter to U.N. member states calling for a ‘coalition’ to oppose policies advancing reproductive rights and health. … The so-called…

World Leaders Sign U.N. Declaration On Universal Health Coverage

The Telegraph: World leaders pledge that no one will fall into poverty because of health costs “World leaders have committed to providing health care for all in what has been described as a ‘landmark’ declaration. At a high-level meeting at this week’s United Nations General Assembly world leaders signed a…

U.K. Pledges Additional £600M To Support Family Planning Programs Worldwide

The Guardian: U.K. promises extra £600m for family planning in poorest countries “The U.K. government has pledged to spend an extra £600m to support family planning programs in some of the world’s poorest countries. Most of the money, which will be rolled out between 2020 and 2025, will be given…

U.S., 18 Other Nations Present Joint Statement Urging U.N. Drop SRHR References From Official Documents, Saying Language ‘Ambiguous’

CNN: Trump administration pushes U.N. to drop mentions of reproductive health from official documents “U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is encouraging world leaders to expand access to health care without the inclusion of terms such as ‘reproductive health and rights.’ He delivered these remarks at a high-level…

Universal Health Coverage Must Guarantee SRHR, Opinion Piece Says

Project Syndicate: A War of Words Fought over Women’s Bodies Katja Iversen, president and CEO of Women Deliver “This month, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a high-level meeting to secure a commitment by member states to deliver universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection and access to…

Ecuador’s National Assembly Votes Against Decriminalizing Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Fetal Malformation

AFP: Ecuador’s lawmakers vote against decriminalizing abortion for cases of rape, fetal malformation “Ecuador’s National Assembly voted Tuesday against decriminalizing abortion in all cases of rape and for fetal malformation. A decriminalization proposal fell five votes short of the 70 required for its approval, with 59 assembly members voting against…

Foreign Policy Examines Trump Administration’s Efforts To Push Back On Sexual, Reproductive Health, Rights Language At Upcoming U.N. Summit

Foreign Policy: Trump Administration Steps Up War on Reproductive Rights “The Trump administration is seeking to form a coalition of socially ultra-conservative governments from Brazil to Saudi Arabia to denounce international efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights at a United Nations summit later this month, characterizing such…