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Sweden, UNFPA Sign Agreement On Sexual, Reproductive Health
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Sweden, UNFPA Sign Agreement On Sexual, Reproductive Health

MONROVIA, July 20 (LINA) - The Embassy of Sweden and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to implement a four-year project entitled ‘Empowered and Fulfilled.’

The project aims to increase the knowledge and skills of young people between 10 and 19 years of age about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, noting that “this in turn will contribute to the reduction of the high rate of teenage pregnancies in Liberia.”

The main beneficiaries of the project are women and young people between 10 and 19 years of age, whilethe UNFPA will seek to prioritize the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The project will work at the national level to improve the enabling environment for the respect and fulfillment of the reproductive and sexual health and rights of young people.

At the county level, the project will focus on implementation in the four south-eastern Liberian counties of Maryland, Grand Kru, River Gee and Grand

Sweden will contribute about US$4.67 million over the four years of the project implementation, while UNFPA will contribute a total amount of US$675,600 over the four years of the project implementation.

The UNFPA will work with its key strategic partners of government institutions and selected civil society organizations at national and county levels in the
implementation of the project.

Madam Lena Nordstrom, Ambassador of Sweden to Liberia, signed on behalf of the Embassy of Sweden, while Dr. Oluremi Sogunro, Resident Representative of UNFPA in Liberia, signed on behalf of the UN agency.


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