Despite the achievements, Amawi noted: “There are still many challenges, especially the continuation of regional crises, which have negative effects on Jordan’s march towards sustainable development. Non-Jordanians constitute about 3 million, or 31 percent of the population, coupled with the increase in the levels of unemployment and poverty, the slowdown in economic growth and the increase in public debt. To maintain development gains, Jordan has developed a plan to respond to the crisis,” she said.
Achieving and investing in the expected population opportunity in Jordan requires that demographic changes be aligned with the targeted investment in education, health, economic and social development of youth and job opportunities for them, she said.
Promotion of women’s empowerment and equality, revision of legislation, improvement of the policy environment in support of their work and their access to rights and equitable protection of all forms of discrimination and violence, will be positively reflected in ensuring better results for the reproductive health of young women, she pointed out.
The 52nd session is designed to discuss actions to further implement the ICPD Program of Action 1994 at the global, regional and national levels, review and appraise the ICPD Program of Action and its contribution to the follow-up to and review of the Sustainable Development Plan 2030.
Amawi also delivered a speech on behalf of Arab countries during a high-level panel session on the Arab Regional Review of the 2013 Cairo Declaration, held by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) in 2018 in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund and the Arab League.
Source: Jordan News Agency