UN Population Fund Launches The State of World Population 2000
20 Sep 2000
20 Sep 2000
UNITED NATION, New York - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today released The State of World Population 2000 report, Lives Together, Worlds Apart: Men and Women in a Time of Change.
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Nafis Sadik launched the report in London at a press conference at the Foreign Press Association. Similar conferences were held at United Nations Headquarters in New York and in many other cities throughout the world.
The report examines a broad range of evidence from around the world showing that systematic discrimination against women and girls causes extensive suffering and lost opportunities for both women and men, and holds back efforts to reduce poverty, improve health, stem the spread of HIV/AIDS and slow rapid population growth.
Making this harmful discrimination and violence visible to policy makers and family members, and designing ways to end it, are urgent human rights and development priorities, the report stresses. It documents the high economic and social costs of inaction, and outlines the remedies:
In Washington, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Director of UNFPA's Division for Arab States and Europe, and Ms. Margaret Pollack, Director, Office of Population, U.S. Department of State, discussed the report in a 20 September press conference at the United Nations Foundation.
In Cairo, the UNFPA’s Representative in Egypt, Mr. Abdul Muniem Abu Nuwar, launched the report. He briefed a press conference from a podium that included recent United Nations Population Award winner and Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Ismail Sallam.
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