On behalf of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), it is my pleasure to deliver remarks on the occasion of the High-level Forum on Midwifery Development in China. I would like to thank the China Maternal and Childr Health Association (CMCHA) and the Nursing School of Peking University for convening this important event.
This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity. We share a common responsibility to reach those furthest behind, help the most vulnerable, and support the more than 130 million people who need humanitarian assistance, one in four of whom are women and adolescent girls of childbearing age.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families, communities and nations. This year’s theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption,” couldn’t be more relevant and timely.
On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, salutes the contribution of midwives to saving the lives of women, adolescent girls and newborns, sometimes under very difficult circumstances, in hard-to-reach communities, in humanitarian emergencies, and in fragile and conflict-torn countries.