UN official to visit Nigeria to renew support for sexual, reproductive health and rights of women, girls.

Written by on November 25, 2021

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, will be on an official visit to Nigeria from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28 to renew the fund’s support for sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls in the country.

The information is in a statement issued by UNFPA’s Media Associate, Mrs Kori Habib in Abuja on Wednesday.

Kori stated that Kanem would be accompanied by the UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Ms Argentina Piccin, based in Dakar, Senegal.

She noted that during the five-day visit, the UNFPA executive director would shed light on the achievements, progress and challenges in implementing UNFPA’s mandate in Nigeria and the region, particularly in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the UNFPA executive director’s visit to Nigeria, coincides with the start of this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.

The UNFPA boss, will, therefore, engage with government, partners, beneficiaries and staff members.  

Seun Fakorede

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