Monday 27 March 6–7.30pm
Molonglo Theatre, ANU Registration at crawford.anu.edu.au/news-events E firstname.lastname@example.org T 6125 4387
This lecture is free and open to the public.
“Tackling Global Health”
Dr Osotimehin is a global leader with expertise in public health, women’s empowerment and young people. He has a particular focus on promoting human rights, including sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Dr Osotimehin has introduced reforms that have increased the effectiveness and efficiency of UNFPA and outlined a more robust vision for improving the lives of women, adolescents and youth around the world. His leadership and advocacy with governments and other key stakeholders will continue to focus on youth and voluntary family planning. He is also steering UNFPA’s humanitarian action and efforts around eliminating gender-based violence and other harmful practices.
Humanitarian situations and fragile communities are going to increase, and in the Pacific region, this will be compounded by population movements as the tentacles of climate change reach into the heart of personal and food security. As it is, root crops typically grown in smaller Pacific islands and atolls are being progressively damaged and already indicating the high cost of living as salinized water tables, pushed up by rising sea levels, propel people to imported food, inevitably changing nutrition and dietary habits. Continue reading →
Three Pacific Island countries using integrated approaches to health delivery for women, new-borns, children and adolescents will benefit from a nearly AU$7 million UN Joint Programme announced in New York as part of a meeting of Pacific Foreign Ministers. Continue reading →
Vanuatu youth will celebrate among other things the fact that a much-anticipated enactment of a bill is scheduled in the next Parliamentary sitting, which will significantly change the status of the Vanuatu National Youth Council: it will now be a statutory body, six years after it was established. Continue reading →