Italian region of Lombardy announces new support for UNFPA Supplies

Dec 12, 2019 214

The Government of the Lombardy Region has approved €500,000 in support to UNFPA Supplies as part of the Italian region's overall commitment to expanding access to family planning in the least developed countries. Lombardy’s first standalone contribution to fund UNFPA operations follows a Regional Council resolution and represents Italy’s first time to finance UNFPA Supplies.

UNFPA Supplies is UNFPA's thematic fund dedicated to expanding access to contraceptives. It is critical to address the unmet need for family planning in the world's poorest countries. Support for modern family planning, which is a human right and must be voluntary, is widely regarded as a best buy for global development. 

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