Published on: 25/06/2019

The Deputy Executive Director (Programs) for the United Nations Population Fund, Mr. Dereje Wordofa, visited Dakar from 15 to 18 June 2019. In Senegal, Mr. Dereje Wordofa addressed the First African Summit on Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage, where he advocated for the elimination of harmful practices and child marriage. As we commemorate UNFPA 50 & the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action adopted in 1994, in Cairo, Mr. Dereje Wordofa highlighted the progress made over the last 25 years in Africa. While in Senegal the UNFPA Deputy Executive Director also visited UNFPA-supported projects, and held meetings with government authorities, including Government ministers, as well as World Bank officials and UNFPA staff.