This is an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates,” he added. “At the same time, it is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another”.
World Population Day
“Let us protect human rights and the ability of all individuals to make informed choices about whether and when to have children,” the UN chief said in his message marking World Population Day, coinciding with the report.
“We still live in a world of vast gender inequality – and we are witnessing renewed assaults on women’s rights, including on essential health services,” said the Secretary-General.
He called the day “an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates”.
At the same time, Mr. Guterres described it as a reminder of “our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another”.
Amidst COVID-19, the climate crisis, wars and conflicts, humanitarian emergencies, hunger and poverty, he attested that “our world is in peril”.
“Complications related to pregnancy and childbirth are still the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19”.
Mr. Guterres underscored that “eight billion people means eight billion opportunities to live dignified and fulfilled lives”.
He urged everyone to contribute to a common future with greater equality and solidarity for the planet and future generations.
Road to prosperity
World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress, the World Population Fund (UNFPA) said in its message for the day.
Despite global challenges, UNFPA upheld that we live in a world in which “higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous point in history”.
“Societies that invest in their people, in their rights and choices, have proven time and again that this is the road to the prosperity and peace that everyone wants—and deserves”.
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