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Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all

Talk presented by Dr Natalia Kanem, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Also available to view live via the internet. See details below.


Dr Kanem will describe the remarkable gains made in sexual and reproductive health in the past 50 years, and point to the remaining barriers that prevent people from making their own decisions and fulfilling their full potential. Dr Kanem will share her vision for the pursuit of rights and choices worldwide, present findings from the “State of the World Population 2019” and offer some examples of progress and challenges in a number of Pacific countries.


Dr Kanem has more than 30 years of leadership experience in medicine, public and reproductive health, social justice, and philanthropy. She started her academic career with the John Hopkins and Columbia University schools of medicine and public health. She was a Ford Foundation Officer from 1992-2005, where she pioneered work in women’s reproductive health and sexuality.

Link in live via internet

For those unable to be there in person, this seminar will also be offered by webinar. Details on how the webinar works and the link to connect.

Seminar poster

Unfinished business: The pursuit of rights and choices for all (PDF)

All welcome

Date Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture
Departmental Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
LocationSmall Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago Wellington

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