UNFPA launches annual report on world population

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-11 23:29:49|Editor: yan
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BEIJING, April 11 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched its annual flagship report -- State of World Population -- in Beijing Thursday, calling for the full realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all.

Themed "Unfinished business: the pursuits of rights and choices for all," this year's report shows that while much has been gained, much remains to be done to empower those who are not yet able to enjoy their rights and whose choices are still constrained.

"We must pay attention to population dynamics, recognize the diverse challenges faced by different countries at various stages of development, and ground policies and programs in respect for, and fulfillment of, human rights and the dignity of all individuals," said Nicholas Rosellini, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, at the ceremony.

UNFPA together with the Population Monitoring and Family Development Department of China's National Health Commission (NHC), launched the report in both English and Chinese.

Yang Wenzhuang, director of the NHC department, said China is committed to contributing to the realization of agendas set by the International Conference on Population and Development, which was held in Cairo in 1994.

"We will continue to advance the development of China's population cause while advocating concepts of putting people first, making informed choices, and achieving sustainable development," he said.

This year marks 40 years of cooperation between UNFPA and China.