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Yemen Celebrates World Population Day 2018

17 July 2018
UNFPA Representative to Yemen speaking at the World Population Day event in Sana'a
UNFPA Representative to Yemen speaking at the World Population Day event in Sana'a

Sana’a, 17 July 2018 - Under the theme of “Health Family Planning is a Right for Every Family”, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Yemen, and the National Population Council held an event in celebration of World Population Day 2018.  

Speaking at the event, UNFPA's Representative to Yemen, Ms. Anjali Sen stated "investing in family healthcare is investing in the health and rights of women and couples worldwide. This is why, even in times of emergencies, as we are facing in Yemen, UNFPA works closely with government and local partners to esnure that special needs of woman and girls, particularly those who are pregant are integrated into emergency response". 

A reportage was screened highlighting the rights of couples in exercising their right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children as it was agreed fifty years ago in the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights held in Teheran on 13 May 1968. The reportage also illustrated the benefits of family planning in relation to the health and wellbeing of mothers and their newborns in particular, and on general development of communities at large.