VICE President 1 U Myint Swe marked 2016 World Population Day by saying that investing in girls and young women will help create a better future for the country. He focused on access to education, job creation, health care and social security.
Union Minister U Thein Swe stressed the need for heightening awareness of anti-human trafficking and reproductive health education among young women, pointing out that woman population accounts for 40 per cent of the population aged 15-39 that accounts for 83 per cent of the total population working in foreign countries.
Next, Ms. Janet E. Jackson, resident representative of the UNFPA Myanmar, spoke on the occasion with a video presentation of “Investing in teenage girls”.
Then U Thein Swe presented awards to winners of an essays contest in commemoration of the 2016 World Population Day. After the ceremony, U Myint Swe and party observed documentary photos of the World Population Day.