Preventing gender-biased sex selection: an interagency statement OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO

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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nation Population Fund, The United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, World health Organization
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2011

Reaffirms the commitment of United Nations agencies to encourage and support efforts by States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women and to address the multiple manifestations of gender discrimination including the problem of imbalanced sex ratios caused by sex selection. Highlights the public health and human rights dimensions and implications of the problem of gender-biased sex selection, and provides recommendations on how to prevent it.

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ISBN: 978-92-4-150146-0
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Includes bibliographical references.