Saturday, May 22, 2010

UNFPA on China

"Totally voluntary" - UNFPA executive director, Nafis Sadik on the Chinese government's one-child policy, 1989.

"UNFPA firmly believes and so does the government of the People's Republic of China, that their program is a totally voluntary program." - Nafis Sadik, 1989

"There is no such thing, as you know, [as] a license to give birth and so on." - Nafis Sadik, 1989.

"The issue of coercion is exaggerated" - UNFPA representative in China, Stirling Scruggs, 1991.

"China has every reason to feel proud of and pleased with its remarkable achievements made in its family planning policy and control of population growth" - Nafis Sadik, 1991.

American scholar praises China's population policy, warns of challenges
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - American scholar Barbara Pillsbury praised China's population control policy in a speech made Thursday at the University of Southern California but also warns of the challenges China faces.
Pillsbury, who has worked for the United Nations Population Agency, said China won't have achieved so much in the country's development if it did not pursue its population control policy.
She recalled China's population policy in the 1950s and said at the first 10 years since new China was founded, there were two different opinions on whether the country will control the population, and during the first 10 to 20 years there had no population control.
Pillsbury is a cultural and medical anthropologist, specialized in the design, management and evaluation of socioeconomic development programs in developing countries, especially in Asia.
She has worked extensively in China, conducting research, training workshops, evaluations and strategic planning for Chinese governmental agencies and international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA) and UNICEF.
Most recently she was team leader for the 2008 Review of the Government of China-UNFPA Country Program, which contributed to renewal of the U.S. government's contributions to UNFPA.

2 Comments:

Anonymous lee said...

What about people's rights?

5/23/2010 2:31 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

What about them, Lee? What's your point?

5/23/2010 4:23 AM  

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