Newsletter N°10

January - April 2017

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The Regional Director of UNFPA
Arab States Regional Office visits
Tunisia !

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Mr. Shabaneh and the staff of women’s center of BEITY

The Regional Director of UNFPA Arab States Regional Office made an official visit to Tunisia from 20 to 24 February 2017 to meet with UNFPA partners In Tunisia to introduce Dr Rym Fayala, the new assistant representative to national authorities and discuss how to strengthen the implementation of the 2015-2019 cooperation program.

During his visit, Dr. Luay Shabaneh met with Mr. Mohamed Fadhel Abdelkafi, Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Mrs. Naziha Laabidi, Minister of Women, Family and Childhood, Mrs. Samira Merai Friaa , Minister of Health, Mrs Majdouline Cherni, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, Mrs Holla bachTobji, General Director of International Organizations and Conferences and Mr Hedi Saidi, General Director of the National Institute of Statistics.
This visit provided an opportunity to learn about the projects supported by UNFPA in Tunisia, related to the contextualization of the SDGs in connection with the International Conference on Population (ICPD), the elimination of all forms of violence against Women and Girls, the joint programming on Maternal and Newborn Health, and the development of comprehensive sexual education programs.

Mr. Shabaneh concluded his mission in Tunisia with a visit to the Vulnerable Women’s Shelter managed by Beity Organization(a partner of UNFPA Tunisia)