Ten Years After Cairo:

Population, Reproduction, Health and the global effort to end poverty

Rosaleen Dickson
Published: Wednesday, 09/22/2004 12:00 am EDT

"Commitments to development assistance must move from declarations of good intentions to active partnerships and investments," Richard Barr stated, calling for immediate action on the part of donor nations who have not met their agreement to provide one third of the funds needed. A graduate of McMaster university, Mr. Barr, now with the United Nations Population Fund, (UNFPA) in New York, told his early morning audience at the National Press Club Sept. 15 that it was a pleasure to come back to Ottawa on this most Canadian of mornings, "when we've won the World Cup of hockey and the first ministers are bickering about health care. So... the world is unfolding as it should."

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