Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thoraya Obaid on life at UNFPA after US funding cuts

A year after Thoraya Obaid took the leadership of UNFPA, the UN agency that promotes sexual reproductive health and rights, the United States withdrew USD 34 million in support and hasn’t provided any funding since.

In an exclusive interview with Development Today, Obaid reflects on the impacts of the US cuts, and answers the speculations surrounding her possible candidacy as next UN Secretary General.

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