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UNFPA Adviser Discusses Faith-Based Organizations’ Role In Development

In an interview with Inter Press Service U.N. Bureau Chief Thalif Deen, UNFPA Senior Adviser Azza Karam discusses the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in development. “The U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) is perhaps the only U.N. agency that has invested — heavily and systematically since 2002 — in setting up a Global Interfaith Network of over 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) reaching out to disenfranchised communities worldwide,” IPS notes. In the interview, Karam discusses the effectiveness and sustainability of FBOs’ reproductive and basic health services, as well as FBOs’ contribution to and role in the post-2015 development agenda (9/20).