Monday, January 11, 2010

Hillary Clinton Declares Strong US Support for U.N. Reproductive Health and Rights

Citing reproductive health as “a basic right” and that “women’s health is essential to the prosperity and health of all people”, Secretary Clinton has pledged continued support for the United Nations Reproductive Health and Rights Act that emerged in 1994 as a result of the UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

The ICPD Conference supported universal access to reproductive health by the year 2015 as part of the Millennium Development Goals that seeks to end the global poverty that afflicts billions around the world. Clinton has pledged to work with the US Congress to fund international family planning programs at $1 billion, in order “to reverse a decade of inadequate funding.”

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: United Nations News Network