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Armenia`s health officials raises problem of single mothers from  Nagorno-Karabakh at Regional Conference on ICPD30

Armenia`s health officials raises problem of single mothers from  Nagorno-Karabakh at Regional Conference on ICPD30

ArmInfo. On 19-20 October 2023, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the  United Nations Population Fund Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia held a Regional Conference on ICPD30 titled "Population and Development:  Ensuring Rights and Choices" to acknowledge progress, identify emerging trends, and highlight priorities for the way forward. The Conference took place in person at the Palais des Nations, Salle XVIII, Geneva, Switzerland.

Armenia's Deputy Minister of Health Artak Jumayan participated in the  conference. 

Mr Jumayan spoke about the situation with single mothers among the  forcibly displaced citizens of Artsakh. The number of the latter has  increased due to large-scale Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno-  Karabakh.

Speaking about internal and external factors influencing the decline  in the birth rate, the deputy minister, among other factors, pointed  to Azerbaijan's policy of using force and threats against Armenia and  Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to the source, he also presented the demographic strategy  of Armenia for 2023-2040 as a unique initiative based on serious  research work. In particular, Jumayan spoke about the action plan  provided for by the strategy, including those related to reducing  infant, child and maternal mortality rates, ensuring universal access  to reproductive health services, etc.

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