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US ends funding for United Nations Population Fund

The US State Department Has Determined That The UN Agency Falls Under The Kemp-Kasten Amendment. The Amendment Affects Organizations That Support Or Participate In Coercive Abortion Programs Or Involuntary Sterilization.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Apr 2017, 09:14:50 AM
US President Donald Trump


The Trump administration has cut off US funds to the United Nations Population Fund due to its concerns about abortion. The State Department has determined that the UN agency falls under the "Kemp-Kasten amendment." The amendment affects organizations that support or participate in coercive abortion programs or involuntary sterilization.

The UN Population Fund works on population and reproductive issues. The State Department says the agency partners with Chinese government agencies despite China's restrictions on reproduction.

The US has traditionally made that determination during Republican administrations and resumed funding the agency in Democratic administrations.

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The State Department says USD 32.5 million in funding will instead be shifted to a US Agency for International Development account for family planning and reproductive health. 

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First Published : 04 Apr 2017, 08:55:00 AM