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In partnership with the CNDH, UNFPA organizes a meeting on its report: State of world population 2022

In partnership with the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), The Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Rabat, Morocco, will organize a meeting to present the UNFPA report on the state of the world population 2022 on Thursday 10 November 2022, at 2:00 p.m., at The View Hotel, Avenue Annakhil – Rabat, Morocco.

This meeting will be an opportunity to exchange views on unintended pregnancies and discuss possible avenues for joint action.

Entitled "Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in neglected crisis of unintended pregnancy", UNFPA's report focuses on the crisis that affects nearly half of all pregnancies worldwide, or a total of 121 million women each year.

This report warns of the serious consequences of this crisis on societies, women and girls, and health. Over 60% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion, and it is estimated that 45% of abortions are unsafe.  Unsafe abortions represent around 5 to 13% of maternal deaths. Therefore, this situation compromises seriously the ability to achieve global Sustainable Development Goals.

Globally, an estimated 257 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe, modern contraceptive methods. The report calls on decision-makers and health system managers to prioritize the prevention of unintended pregnancy by improving accessibility, acceptability, quality and variety of contraceptives and greatly expanding quality sexual and reproductive health care and information.

The State of World Population report is UNFPA’s annual flagship publication. Published yearly since 1978, it shines a light on emerging issues in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights, bringing them into the mainstream and exploring the challenges and opportunities they present for international development.