Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem said on Thursday the aim of her visit to Syria is to support the Fund’s various projects and to stress commitment to responding to required needs, particularly in relation to women and young girls through partnership with the other UN organizations and International and local institutions.
In a news brief held at the Four Seasons Hotel at the conclusion of her four-day visit to Syria, Kanem said she has been able during the visit to get acquainted with the suffering of many Syrians in various areas, stressing that she will convey the true image of this suffering to the United Nations.
Kanem highlighted the necessity of cooperation in the fields of reproductive health and securing safe birth giving to women and in raising awareness in the fields of family planning.
For his part, the representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Syria, Massimo Diana, stressed the importance of supporting women and little girls and boosting their capacities to enable them respond to their needs.
He referred to the services provided by the UNFPA programs in the area of responding to cases of gender-based violence, in addition to supporting and enhancing the role of young people in terms of social reconciliation.