The Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang will Tuesday launch the state of the world population report 2017 and the youth innovative challenge at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.
The state of the world population report is UNFPA’s flagship report which seeks to highlight the current position of global efforts on population issues especially the needs, issues and current condition of the youth, girls and women in the world.
This year’s report, “World Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality” makes the case that while income inequality is itself a serious problem that policymakers everywhere are seeking to rectify, other forms of inequality associated with income inequality also deserve their urgent attention.
According to UNFPA, the launch date, which coincides with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, provides a perfect occasion to highlight this important point.
Meanwhile, as part of events marking the day, there will be an intergeneration dialogue on the theme: “Reproductive Health and Rights in an Age of Inequality” to be chaired by Haddijatou Jonga, a youth activist.