Thursday, April 02, 2009

Donation to Improve Women's Rights

Several weeks ago, President Obama signed legislation to restore funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which has been suspended since 2002. The first contribution of $50 million was released shortly after, and will go towards improving the health of women and children in over 150 different countries. "We are delighted that the United States will once again take a leading role in championing women’s reproductive health and rights, alongside all other countries and partners that have supported us over the years," said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the agency's executive director.
Source: UN News Centre