UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem's Message to the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council

Published on: 23/02/2021

At UNFPA, we have long recognized that embedding human rights into our work is critical for achieving the full vision of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action and the transformative ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Today, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock on women’s health and rights. Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are increasingly contested. Rising violence and increasing pushback against human rights have put hard-won gains for women at risk. A deliberate, strategic and bold vision for our human rights work has never been more important. 

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