UNFPA Sierra Leone launches State of World Population report at Juba IDP camp

  • Published on: 01/11/2017
  • Coverage of the UNFPA Sierra Leone launch of the State of World Population report at the Juba IDP camp on 17 October 2017. According to the State of World Population report entitled, 'Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality' which states unless inequality is urgently tackled and the poorest women empowered to make their own decisions about their lives, countries could face unrest and threats to peace and development.

    The UNFPA report recommends focusing on the furthest behind first, in line with the United Nations blueprint for achieving sustainable development and inclusive societies by 2030. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has “envisaged a better future, one where we collectively tear down the barriers and correct disparities,” the report states. “Reducing all inequalities needs to be the aim. Some of the most powerful contributions can come from realizing...women’s reproductive rights.”