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U.N. Commission On Population Begins Annual Meeting, Will Discuss Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights, Access To Services

U.N. News: U.N. highlights profound implication of population trends on sustainable development
“The United Nations is highlighting the important role that population trends play in promoting sustainable development, during the annual Commission on Population and Development, which began at U.N. Headquarters in New York on Monday. This year’s Commission is also an opportunity to take stock and review progress made since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place 25 years ago in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. … The Commission will look at several population-related topics which contribute to sustainable development, including government policies to expand access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including family planning; policies to improve education quality and access; and ensuring sustainable patterns of consumption and production” (4/1).

Xinhua News: Risk of maternal death declined by 40 pct since 1994, says U.N. deputy chief
“U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said Monday that the global risk of maternal death has declined by 40 percent since 1994. ‘Since 1994, fewer persons are living in extreme poverty, the risk of maternal death has declined by more than 40 percent, and primary education has expanded the horizons of millions of people,’ Mohammed told the 52nd substantive session of the U.N. Commission on Population and Development…” (4/2).