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Jul 11, 2012

World Population Day; where is Belize in the count?

On July eleventh each year, issues affecting population and development take the global spotlight as countries observe World Population Day. This year the focus is on Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services since issues relating to pregnancy and childbirth remain among the leading causes of illness and death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Erika Goldson, the Assistant Representative in Belize for the United Nations Population Fund was a guest on this morning’s Open Your Eyes. She discussed the intricacies of the day and the activities taking place in Belize.


Erika Goldson, Asst. Representative, UNFPA

Erika Goldson

“The General Assembly in 1987 really put aside July eleventh as the day to observe world population day. And the day was put aside basically to highlight or give focus to special issues around population and development, particularly in the context of reproductive health, how that factors into the development of counties and so forth. Since back then in 1987, there have been different issues being looked at as the focus. For this year, we’ll be looking at universal access to reproductive health services and one of the reasons why this particular theme was selected was to basically re-energize the commitment that was made in 1994 at the ICPD—the International Conference on Population Development—to kinda have countries look back at that commitment and recommit to some of the programs of action that came out of that conference. It also allows us as an organization to give special attention to those persons and organizations that have contributed to the progress of achieving universal access to reproductive health.  On Friday, we’re having an awards ceremony and an information fair at the K.H.M.H. parking lot and we’re using this opportunity—the Ministry of Health along with UNFPA—to award persons who have been working in the area of sexual reproductive health and kinda pushing and making that progress towards universal access. So we’re looking at people coming from the community policing unit, people from B.F.L.A., from the Ministry of Health, we’re looking at persons from Y.E.S., Y.W.C.A.; so it’s a wide cross section of the persons that we work with—the community health workers as well—so to look at all the persons or all the organizations or institutions who contribute towards that goal and trying to ensure that we can keep the momentum going.”


The award ceremony at the K.H.M.H. begins at nine-thirty Friday morning and the information fair, which follows will run until two o’clock in the afternoon.

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3 Responses for “World Population Day; where is Belize in the count?”

  1. Rod says:

    We don’t have to worry about the population in Belize because under this gov. And pm the population is being cleaned out at a rapid rate.

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  3. Tede Beare says:

    “Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services”

    Filthy nihilist atheist UN enemies of all mankind and their smoke screen propaganda phrases. All they want is to manipulate truth and instead teach absolutely filthy lies to the world and bring more of the average person into their abominable abortion genocide agendas.

    They have already accomplished their first mission which is to make most people believe the lie that birth control pills don’t cause abortion. This is a total lie, birth control pills work by creating an acidic lining in the uterus to which the already conceived embryo cannot attach and feed from the mother, therefore it is forced to die of starvation. THIS IS HOW THEIR BIRTH CONTROL PILL WORKS. Don’t be manipulated by these filthy UN genocidal pigs, they want to turn the world into a Marxist new world order where human life is honored no more value then a pig or a worm.

    Get rid of these people wherever you find them, they are murderers of the worst kind, and they even want your government to force you to pay to fund their genocide of abortion by mechanical or pill method. They want the blood of their genocide to be upon everyone’s hands, and that is the way they will do it, by getting all governments to take tax money and fund these abominable murderous pills or procedures.

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