The U.S. resumed funding for the UN Population Fund

2 weeks ago

Funding was halted at the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency in 2017.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations met with the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). It was the first such high-level meeting in more than four years.

The U.S. resumed funding for the UN Population Fund

The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield noted renewed broad support for the organization, which provides life-saving health care to millions of women and girls around the world.

“I am pleased to announce UNFPA’s renewed humanitarian funding from the United States, including support for the Rohingya refugee crisis, Afghanistan, Sudan and people fleeing the Tigray region,” Thomas-Greenfield wrote after the meeting.

In April 2017, the Trump administration cut off funding to UNFPA, saying the foundation supports or participates in the management of a forced abortion or voluntary sterilization program in China.