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Socioeconomic impact assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic in five poverty counties in China

According to the Sustainable Development Report 2020, by late 2019, the world was not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and COVID-19 has brought even more challenges in SDGs attainment. While China has lifted 750 million out of poverty over the last four decades and it is set to eliminate absolute rural poverty by 2020, more efforts are still needed in preventing those people sliding back to poverty. As of the end of 2019, about 5.51 million rural people in the country remained in poverty, while many others were no longer classified as poor, but are still close to the poverty line. These two groups are especially vulnerable during times of crisis, such as COVID-19, economically, socially and in terms of health.

To understand and respond to the effects of COVID-19 on these and other groups at risk, the United Nation Development Program and the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges, jointly assessed the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on five officially designated poverty-stricken counties in China, with the support of Office of the Resident Coordinator, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the United Nations Population Fund.

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UN actions in China to protect our health, care for the vulnerable, and build a better future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities.

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UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Guidance Document

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The 2019 International Meeting on Technology for Ageing in East and North-East Asia was jointly organized by China National Committee on Ageing (CNCA), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Renmin University of China (RUC) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 13 - 14 November 2019 in Beijing, China. Participants noted that population is ageing rapidly in East and North-East Asia (ENEA).

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The health and development of Chinese youths are closely related to the future of the nation, and the notion that “investing in the youth population is investing in the future” has become the general consensus. This report will present descriptive analysis on the situation of the youth population in China, mainly based on data from the 2015 1% National Population Sample Survey and previous population censuses and surveys, and focusing on the current characteristics of the Chinese youth population as well as the relevant changing trends.

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Ensuring universal access to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for all including persons with disabilities is an ambitious goal that was agreed more than 20 years ago by 179 member states and reflected in the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, and in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Actions, as well as in the outcome documents of their respective review conferences.

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2019 marks 50 years since UNFPA began operations worldwide, 40 years since UNFPA started working in China, and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which for the first time put women’s rights and choices at the center of sustainable development.

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This report is a review of China’s experience over the last 25 years in response to the principles of the PoA adopted at the ICPD in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. The report discusses what has been achieved so far and what remains to be done in the years to come in China with regard to the PoA/ICPD agenda.

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