Call to legalise abortion

Date: September 1, 2011
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NAME OF STORY:Call to legalise abortion


DATE:27 June  2011


THEME:sustanaible development,poverty




MASERU-The United Nations family in Lesotho has pledged continued support in the country’s pursuit of its Millenium  Development Goals.In September 2000,building upon a decade of major United Nations Conference and summits,world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquaters in New York to adopt the United Nations Miilenium Declaratio,committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets-with a deadline of 2015-that have become known as the Milleniun Development Goals.

On Friday last week,the UN in Lesotho and its various agencies-among them the World Food Pragramme,World Health Organisation,United Nations Children’s Fund,Food and Agriculture Organisation,UNAIDS,United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Population Fund-held an Open Day at the UN conference Hall in Maseru,to interact with varios stakeholders,as well as members of the general public.

In his welcoming speech,the UN resident coordinator,Imad Osman-Salid,said the event sought to reinforce the message that UN was ” a vehicle for people”,”I commend Lesotho for partnering with UN in caring for the poor and vulnerable,as our mission includes,among others,principles of equality,social justice and seeking help for women and children living with HIV/AIDS” SAID Osman-Salih.



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