New York, June 5. Cuba delivered a speech on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), at the Annual Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Fund (UNFPA).
In the speech, Ambassador Oscar León, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, highlighted the importance for CELAC to follow up the Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development, held in El Cairo, in 1994.
He stressed the progress made by the region in terms of population, with the support of UNFPA, as well as the remaining challenges in terms of gender equality, sexual and reproductive rights, early pregnancy, among other social and public health issues.
The Executives Boards of the United Nations Development Programs, Agencies and Funds, are the intergovernmental bodies responsible for monitoring the administrative and programmatic functioning of these entities, both at the headquarters and in the countries where they operate.