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10/20/2023

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Enhancing Human Security through IPPF Humanitarian Projects in the Arab World Supported by the Government of Japan​

IPPF AWR Disseminate the Achievements and Contributions to Human Security Made by the Member Associations under the Support of the Government of Japan and Commits to Strengthening Them Further.

Date
10/20/2023

Friday, 20 October 2023, Tunis: The IPPF Arab Regional Office (AWRO, in Tunisia) organised an event (supported by the Embassy of Japan in Tunisia) to discuss the achievements and learnings from humanitarian projects in five countries in the region (Yemen, Pakistan, Palestine, Mauritania and Lebanon) that were supported by the Japanese Government. 

The event and subsequent reception (hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Tunisia), attended by Tunisian Minister of Health and government officials, the Japanese and other Ambassadors to Tunisia, representatives of international organisations, the Resident Representative of the JICA Tunisia office, representatives of IPPF Arab region and its Member Associations in the region, provided an excellent opportunity to present an overview of the results of these activities, a publication outlining lessons learned and good practices that can be used as a reference to further enhance the impact of the activities and a short film from the project activities. 

H.E. Mr OSUGA Takeshi, who is the Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Tunisia, said: 'Today's meeting seems to be the IPPF's perfect response to what UN Member States called for in this UN General Assembly resolution 76/304. And I welcome the analysis of the projects presented in the IPPF booklet prepared for this meeting. The booklet is based on UNDP's latest research on the concept of human security. “ 

H.E. Mr Ali Mrabet who is Tunisian Health Minister said「Valued the Tunisian experience in leadership at the level of sexual and reproductive health sectors for many decades, and our country's national strategy for reproductive health and the exchange of experiences with Arab and African countries, in the framework of bilateral and tripartite cooperation and the success of the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program and in the framework of the support of the International Planned Parenthood Federation for the Arab region in implementing reproductive health projects and programs and population issues, expressing its gratitude to the Government of Japan for its generous support and counter efforts to improve the health situation in the countries of the region. 

 

H.E. Mr Hayel al Fahoum, who is the Palestinian Ambassador to Tunisia, said: 

“Valued the Tunisian experience in leadership at the level of sexual and reproductive health sectors for many decades, and our country's national strategy for reproductive health and the exchange of experiences with Arab and African countries, in the framework of bilateral and tripartite cooperation and the success of the Family Planning and Reproductive Health Program and in the framework of the support of the International Federation for Family Planning for the region Arabia in implementing reproductive health projects and programs and population issues, expressing its gratitude to the Government of Japan for its generous support and counter efforts to improve the health situation in the countries of the region.” 

Mr Sami Natsheh, President of PFPPA President said: 

“We thank the Japanese government and all participating entities for their significant support and ongoing collaboration. We hope this strong partnership continues to bring positive developments for the Palestinian people and helps us achieve our shared goals of improving human and health security in Palestine.” 

Dr Fadoua Bakhadda, who is the Arab World Regional Director, said: 

「It is indeed my great pleasure with kind support from H.E. Ambassador OSUGA, who is the real human security champion and a long-standing IPPF’s friend, and the Embassy of Japan in Tunisia, to host this important event at this critical time when the world should intensify our efforts to realize human security for all more than ever. Our new publication about the projects supported by the Govenrment of Japan in Arabic, English, French and Japanese, which provides invaluable lessons for all development partners and practitioners in the region and all over the world. I really hope this event will play a catalytic role to enhance our solidarity among all participants who are here with us today.” 

For further information, please contact Mustapha Kamayel (English, and Arabic, [email protected]) and Yuri Taniguchi (Japanese, [email protected]).