MEXICO: UNFPA Advocates Importance of Population and Development at XI National Meeting of Demographic Investigation
Several media outlets such as Voz Universitaria, Prensa Escrita, El Sol de Mexico, Periodico correo, Hidrocalido Digital reported from 28 May to 3 June that during the XI National Meeting of Demographic Research in Mexico, UNFPA advocated on the importance of population and development issues such as young people, ageing, migration and territorial distribution. During the meeting, specialists from local and international academic institutions shared information for assessment on public policies.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Eduardo Sojo, President of the National Institute for Geography and Statistics, Mr. Diego Palacios, UNFPA Mexico Representative, Mr. Felix Velez, General Secretary of the National Population Council and Ms. Silvia Giorguli, President of the National Demography Society. During the opening ceremony, Mr. Palacios remarked on the importance of population issues as part of national and local development programs, and the incorporation of vulnerable groups such as adolescents and youth. Read in Spanish: Voz Universitaria, Prensa Escrita, OEM, Periodico Correo, Hidrocalido Digital
Inter Press Service, CERIGUA, Radio Fórmula, Prensa Libre and Reportaje De reported on 31 May and 1 June on the launch of a new report entitled Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica by the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights. UNFPA provided financial and technical support. The meeting was opened by Marcela Suazo, LAC Regional Director, Tracy Robinson, Rapporteur on Women´s Rights for the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights and Thelma Aldana, President of the Supreme Court of Justice in Guatemala.
The event had close to 100 participants, representing 17 countries, from the justice sector, national institutes of women, and civil society.
The Daily Graphic on 1 June reported on the official release of the 2010 Population and Housing Census of which UNFPA was a development partner.
BBC Turkish reported on 1 June that UNFPA Turkey country office representative Dr. Zahidul Huque says governments should promote women's freedom over their sexual lives and provide them with the necessary means to make healthy and responsible choices. Efficient post-abortion care should be provided regardless of the legal state of abortion in the country. Read in Turkish: BBC Turkish
Hurriyet Daily News reported on 1 June that, according to Turkey's UNFPA Representative Dr. Zahidul Huque, a possible abortion ban in Turkey would lead to more deaths for women who will have to resort to unsafe methods to end unwanted pregnancies. Read in English: Hurriyet Daily News