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7 Jun 2016

Belarus encourages UNFPA to prioritize support for family

MINSK, 7 June (BelTA) – Belarus has suggested that the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) should prioritize support for the family, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

A Belarusian delegation is taking part in the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in New York, USA on 6-10 June.

Speaking during the session, Belarus’ Deputy Resident Representative in the UN Yevgeny Lazarev spoke in positive terms about the UNFPA’s efforts to improve performance, including measures to bolster accountability, transparency, and financial discipline of the organization.

Yevgeny Lazarev mentioned the UNFPA’s efficient efforts to bolster the role of women in the society’s life. He said he believes that the goal can be reached only in the context of systematic work aimed at supporting the family and family values. Yevgeny Lazarev said he would like the family support matters reflected by the 1994 Cairo Action Program to become a noticeable priority in the UNFPA’s operation.

The Belarusian diplomat also drew attention of the UNFPA and the Fund’s member states to the importance of taking the necessary measures in countries experiencing falling demographic growth in the course of development of a new family planning strategy.

Belarus expressed interest in working together with the UNFPA, including in matters concerning gender equality and the enhancement of the role of women and girls in the society’s life. Since Belarus has already achieved considerable accomplishments in this field, the Belarusian delegation suggested sharing the positive experience with any interested parties.

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