SURINAME: #SWOP2019 – State of the World Population Report launched with our partners

2 August 2019

On the 2 August 2019, Deputy Director of UNFPA Caribbean, Mr. Seth Broekman, shared the 2019 State of the World Population Report with our partners in the capital city of Paramaribo, Suriname as the country celebrated World Population Day. His presentation traced the journey from the birth of the UNFPA in 1969 to the 1994 consensus of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to the current “unfinished agenda” in 2019.


Mr Broekman shared the positive differences that the ICPD Programme of Action (PoA) has had in key development areas such as family planning, adolescent birth rates, maternal mortality ratio and child marriage. He also shared the relevant gaps, when compared to the targets set out in Agenda 2030 and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He outlined the UNFPA’s core programmes which are being delivered within a developmental and humanitarian context in the Caribbean. These include the following:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Availability, Accessibility and Diversity of Modern Contraceptives
  • Prevention of Gender-based Violence and response services for survivors
  • Population Situation Analysis and Population Policies
  • Population and Housing Census & Data Appreciation