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World Population Day Observed

Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun Tuesday dedicates an article to World Population Day.

Noting that the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) set “Youth and Children” as the subject of World Population Day in 2006, the author of the article says this is for the improvement of the conditions of the youth and children, the future of the world and heroes in the days ahead.

The article further says:

At present the UNPF is engaged in activities to defend the rights of the youth and children, put their potentials into top gear and get their voices and views respected. It is working to persuade different governments to include the issue of the youth and children in the state development policies and plans and giving assistance in the activities for the collection of information, education, reproductive health information and services. It began cooperation with the DPRK in 1986. It has given no small assistance to the DPRK in the realm of population and health care to improve health care for mothers and infants in past years. It is now helping the DPRK in the form of medicines and medical facilities for reproductive health care, training of medical workers and population scholars, health care information, establishment of a management information system of medicines and medical facilities and health care information system by computer networks, census and other matters.

The DPRK is conducting various work on World Population Day.

A poster exhibition of World Population Day is open on the theme of “Love the Youth” at the Grand People’s Study House. The DPRK Population Institute is significantly marking the day by releasing a special issue of Population News in cooperation with the UNPF.

The international efforts to resolve the population problem will continue.

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