Media Advisory

UNFPA Report Linking Climate Change, Women to Be Released on 18 November

4 November 2009
Author: UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York — In a new report to be issued on Wednesday, 18 November, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will show how people, especially empowered women, could make a difference in the fight against climate change.

The State of World Population 2009, entitled Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate, will be launched in London, Washington, D.C., Paris, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Mexico City and more than 120 other capitals worldwide.

UNFPA will also release the report’s youth supplement, At the Frontier: Young People and Climate Change, featuring profiles of youth already facing the challenges of a warming world.

The State of World Population will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The embargoed report and related materials will be available to journalists online, starting on 9 November. To access the materials, journalists must register at www.unfpa.org/swp/register.

Contact Information:

Omar Gharzeddine
Tel: +1 212 297 5028
gharzeddine@unfpa.org

Richard Kollodge
Tel: +1 212 297 4992
kollodge@unfpa.org