UN Population Fund appointed Ashley Judd as Goodwill Ambassador

Posted on:17 Mar 2016 17:39:35

UN Population Fund appointed Ashley Judd as Goodwill Ambassador
17 March 2016 Current Affairs: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 15 March 2016 appointed Ashley Judd as its Goodwill Ambassador. Judd is an acclaimed humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist.As a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, the American actress will support the agency’s efforts to stop women dying giving life and to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant.Her appointment is also aimed at generating awareness about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Agenda that was adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015.The agenda through its Goals 3 and 5 seeks to end discrimination against women in all forms and promote their well-being.It is the lead UN agency for delivery a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. It is formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities that was established in 1969.It supports programs in more than 150 countries, territories and areas spread across 4 geographic regions.The four regions are Arab States and Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.Its headquarters is located in New York, the USA.


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs

Current Affairs July 2017

28 JULY
NEWS
27 JULY
NEWS
26 JULY
NEWS
25 JULY
NEWS

Current Affairs June 2017

30 JUNE
NEWS
29 JUNE
NEWS
28 JUNE
NEWS
27 JUNE
NEWS

Current Affairs May 2017

31 MAY
NEWS
30 MAY
NEWS
29 MAY
NEWS
27 MAY
NEWS