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UNFPA Representative, First Lady, Convene over ICPD & Population Matters

12 September 2019
Dr Sogunro with the First Lady of Iraq © 2019/UNFPA Iraq
Dr Sogunro with the First Lady of Iraq © 2019/UNFPA Iraq

Population challenges, status of women, violence against women, population growth, family planning, and the Nairobi Summit for Population & Development (ICPD25) were at the heart of the discussions between UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Oluremi Sogunro and the First Lady of Iraq, Ms Sarbagh Salih.

Ms Salih expressed her interest in attending the Nairobi Summit along the President to present Iraq’s priorities and commitment towards improving the livelihoods of citizens across the country.

Dr Sogunro emphasized the importance of the 2020 Population and Housing Census to enable the government to draft policies that will improve the services and strengthen the development process.

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