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Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem’s Message on World Population Day 2021

The COVID19 pandemic has compromised health care systems particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive health. As the international community observes World Population Day (11 July), UNFPA advises against reactionary policy responses, which can be extremely harmful if they violate rights, health and choices. The COVID19 pandemic has compromised health care systems particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive health. As the international community observes World Population Day (11 July), UNFPA advises against reactionary policy responses, which can be extremely harmful if they violate rights, health and choices.