December 2015 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
UNFPA Launch

By Yogesh Sood
  • Mr Toshihiro Tanaka (3rd from left)

 UNFPA’s State of World Population 2015 was launched nationally in Delhi in December by UNFPA India in the presence of the senior officials of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Women and Child Development, State Disaster Management Authorities, UN Agencies, Sphere India, NGOs and media. The title of this year’s Report is “Shelter from the Storm: A Transformative Agenda for Women and Girls in a Crisis-Prone World.” More than 100 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance in 2015, up from 88 million in 2014 and 78 million in 2013. About a quarter of them, 25 million, are women and adolescent girls of childbearing age – between 15 and 49. Toshihiro Tanaka, UNFPA Deputy Representative said, “UNFPA has been working with the National and various State Disaster Management Authorities and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in integrating the needs and agenda of women and girls into disaster management plans through Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). It is critical to focus on our efforts on preparedness and capacity building before a disaster strikes”.

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