Sunday, April 17, 2016

UN Chief Abandons Transparency on Funding for Reproductive Health

Ban ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General
by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. and Rebecca Oas, Ph.D , Center for Family and Human Right: The UN Secretary-General failed to produce an annual report tracking funding for reproductive health that served as an important oversight and accountability tool for nearly 20 years.

Ban ki-Moon declined to produce the annual report, although it is required, citing the difficulty of estimating expenditures for different areas of reproductive health and their increasingly “integrated” character—something the Secretary General has been pushing over the past decade.

This week Ban invited the Commission on Population and Development to consider changing the methodology and focus of the report. He suggested the methodology used by UNFPA and the Guttmacher Institute in the “Adding it Up” report released two years ago, which recommends spending more money on family planning in order to avoid spending on maternal health care.

This approach would hand over a critical monitoring function to the very groups that need to be monitored. It uses the discredited measure of “unmet need” for family planning as a justification for reducing spending on maternal health, and claims that children’s lives will be saved by contraception — which, ironically, will prevent their very existence. ... [Read More]

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4 comments :

Phyllis Wells said...

GET THE USA OUT OF THE U.N. AND THE U.N. OUT OF THE USA!

Kenneth Snyder said...

UNFUND THIS WORTHLESS CULT! $$$$$$$$$$$$$ GRUBBING HOAX!

Deanna Slatton said...

Of course they have transparency, it's in everything they do.

Robert Reynolds said...

Sarcasm I hope.