Millennium Goals Forum in Brazil Stresses Importance of Sexual Health

Representatives of 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered in Brazil have approved the Declaration of BrasÀ­lia on sexual health and reproductive rights.

The document came out of a regional forum on the Millennium Development Goals and is part of a series of proposals that are being prepared for a UN summit scheduled for September that will examine the progress that has been made in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals.


The goals were set in 2000 and are supposed to be achieved by 2015 with a resultant improvement worldwide in income, education, health, environment and gender relations.


According to Tânia Patriota, Brazil’s representative on the UN Population Fund, this year, 2005, is the time to reexamine the goals.


She says the Brasí­lia forum provided an opportunity for participants to discuss the challenges they face in achieving the goals, especially in the area of sexual health and reproductive rights.


Patriota points out that one of the millennium goals is to reduce maternal mortality. “That means expanding access to healthcare. All women should be able to obtain emergency obstetric care, not just some.”


Patriota also said that while Brazil has made legislative progress, serious problems remain with regional disparities. “Services are very good in some places for some people, and practically nonexistent in other places,” she explained.


Representatives from Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Barbados, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, besides Brasil attended the forum.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Furtado Left Brazil Moral Orphan

When an intellectual dies, we remain his or her disciples, when a political leader ...

Brazil: How Bolsa-Escola Made a Difference in Selma’s Life

On an unwalled lot enclosed by barbed wire, Selma Ferreira Rodrigues’s shack sheltered her ...

For Brazilian President, Obama’s Victory Would Be Spark of Joy to the World

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, said that if American senator ...

Gol Brazilian Airline Goes Green in Treating Its Waste

Brazilian airline Gol has developed its own program for managing aircraft maintenance waste at ...

Brazil’s Supreme Has Last Word on War of Amazon Indians vs Landowners

On August 27th, the Brazilian Supreme Court will decide a case that could have ...

For Paraguay Brazil’s Control of Jointly-Owned Itaipu Hydroelectric Is Absurd

For Ricardo Canese, member of the Mercosur Parliament in representation of Paraguay. the asymmetries ...

Brazilian Girl, 9, Becomes Mother

A 9-year-old gave birth to a baby girl in the western Amazon jungle, a ...

100 Days of Lula and No Cardoso

Former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso treated the audience, which had paid a lot of ...

Brazil Still Needs to Invest a Lot to Get a Real Electronic Government

Marta Maurás, secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the ...