U.N. Appoints Natalia Kanem Of Panama To Head UNFPA; Advocates Call For Strong, Supportive Stances On SRHR

Devex: Family planning sector welcomes Kanem as new UNFPA head
“Family planning advocates and women’s rights groups have welcomed Dr. Natalia Kanem’s appointment as the new head of the United Nations Population Fund and called on her to take a strong and supportive stance on divisive issues, including abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, and rights for sexual minorities…” (Edwards, 10/4).

U.N. News Centre: Pioneer of work in women’s reproductive health appointed head of U.N. Population Fund
“…Currently serving as the agency’s acting executive director, the new under secretary general is the fifth executive director of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA). Prior to that, she was the UNFPA’s deputy executive director for programs and earlier, its representative in Tanzania…” (10/3).