PRESS RELEASE: Population Day’2015
The theme of the 26th World Population Day is ‘Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies’. Partners in population and Development (PPD) are observing the day with United Nations and other stake holders of the PPD member countries. PPD, the inter-governmental alliance of 26 developing countries of Global South would like to reiterate our solidarity with all the women, children and adolescents in emergencies.
PPD speaks for more than 59% of the world population and PPD is considered as the pivotal advocate for sexual reproductive health rights of the women population of Global South. PPD believes that it is utmost important to raise the awareness about the reproductive health needs of women in every setting; and certainly in population in refugee and displaced, and emergency settings, require special attention and intervention.
On this population day PPD would like to draw the attention toward the distinct need, especially sexual reproductive health needs for women and adolescents in emergency.
Since 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme observed 11th July as World Population Day and after the inception since 1994, PPD also observes the day in befitting manner. PPD highlights the issues of women and children of the Global South in this day.
“World population day is a reminder to the PPD member countries to pay special attention to the needs of Every Women, Every Child, and Every Adolescents, particularly, the sexual and reproductive needs of Every women and Every adolescents, in emergencies, refugee and displaced settings” said, Dr. Joe Thomas, the Executive Director of PPD.
PPD is an Inter-Governmental organization of 26 developing countries, evolved out of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994 for promoting South-South Cooperation in the field of Reproductive Health, Population, and Development. PPD is representing and advocating for 59% of world’s population. PPD reflects the international acceptance of South-South Cooperation (SSC) as a vital means towards attainment of universal access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and sustainable development.
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