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UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-03-16 10:15 Comments

UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

Actress Ashley Judd appears at a news conference at United Nations headquarters upon her appointment as the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador in New York, March 15, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

More than 225 million people who want access to family planning cannot get it, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said Tuesday.

Osotimehin made the remarks at a press conference held to mark the appointment of American actress Ashley Judd as UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.

The UNFPA is the arm of the United Nations which focuses on family planning, or in other words ensuring women can decide when and how they become pregnant, and ensuring safe pregnancy and child birth for women and babies.

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