UNPFAUnited Nations Population Fund Activities
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About 16 million girls aged 15-19 give birth each year, and complications from pregnancy and child birth are the leading cause of death among girls in this age group, especially in developing countries," the UNPFA said in statement Thursday.
Although teen pregnancy is not such a major issue in Lebanon, Zein Nahas, communication and media associate with the UNPFA in Lebanon, told The Daily Star that it was still a good opportunity for Lebanese to talk about sexuality and the empowerment of young girls in terms of their reproductive health.
Adolescents and youth must be provided with age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education to develop the knowledge and skills they need to protect their health throughout their lives," the UNPFA statement said.
UNPFA claims that population growth has led to poverty and lack of food.
In contrast, Mexico's population in 1901 was only 14 million, the UNPFA said.
Being recognized by the UNPFA reinforces Top Image Systems leadership position in worldwide census processing," remarked Yoss Perl, Executive Director EMEA, TIS.
UNPFA representative Asmaa Qordahi stressed the importance of supporting national strategies that focus on youth, health and education, especially since young people constitute 43 percent of the world's population.
Al-Amin said that this measure does not target the UNPFA, reaffirming Sudan's keenness to continue cooperating with the UN agency.
UNPFA supported 93 health facilities and mobile clinics within Syria and established more than 20 reproductive health and mobile clinics in Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.