Minister Bibeau Hosts 2017 UNFPA State of World Population Report Launch

On December 6th, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francaphonie collaborated with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights to host the new Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem on her first official visit to Canada, in honour of the launch of the UNFPA’s 2017 State of World Population (SWOP) Report entitlted “Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Ange of Inequality.” The occasion was marked with a parliamentary dinner with CAPPD Chair Dr. Hedy Fry, followed by a series of bilateral meetings between Dr. Kanem and [...]


Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights cordially invite you to the Canadian launch of the UNFPA’s 2017 State of World Population report. The event will bring together UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, Action Canada Executive Director Sandeep Prasad, IPPF-WHR Board Chair Jovana Ríos Cisnero, and Community Advocate RJ Jones to discuss the actions required for a more equal world including access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services.

The panel discussion will be moderated by [...]


UNFPA appears before Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

In 2014, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) began its study on the ‘Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries.’ The Study is examining the role Canada can play in the protection of children and youth; with a focus on the prevention of human trafficking, early and forced marriage, the sex trade, female genital mutilation and the online abuse of children.

 

As part of the Study, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was invited to appear before the Committee. On February 19th, [...]


The power of 1.8 billion

Never before has there been such a large population of young people in the world.

In Ottawa to launch the State of World Population Report last week, the United Nations Population Fund looked at what is needed to unleash the vast potential and untapped resources of the world’s population of young people, a booming 1.8 billion.

Entitled The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future, this year’s UNFPA flagship report is timely. Never before has there been such a large population of young people. Soon, [...]


2014 Launch of UNFPA State of World Population Report

A new report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, shows how young people are key to economic and social progress in developing countries and describes what must be done to realize their full potential.

The State of World Population 2014, The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future provides the latest trends and statistics on adolescent and youth populations worldwide.

In Canada, UNFPA’s flagship publication was released on Parliament Hill in partnership with CAPPD on 18 November at 6 pm. Representing UNFPA was Dianne [...]