Dr Babatunde Osotimehin visits Canberra
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin - Executive Director of UNFPA and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations recently visited Australia and Fiji. UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
Family planning is probably the most important intervention that you can introduce into any community because it empowers women. And you liberate a woman - when she can make choices about her life - you actually empower her children, her family and everybody. - Dr Osotimehin
The APGPD took the opportunity to discuss changes in the global funding for UNFPA and the local impact on programs in the region.