Preventing Gender-biased Sex Selection

2011
Author: OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women, WHO
Publisher: WHO

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This joint interagency statement reaffirms the commitment of United Nations agencies to encourage and support efforts by States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women and to address the multiple manifestations of gender discrimination including the problem of imbalanced sex ratios caused by sex selection.

It highlights the public health and human rights dimensions and implications of the problem, and provides recommendations on how best to take effective action.