- Today 12:53
The Director of the Office of the United Nations Population Fund in Iraq, Nestor Omohangi, confirmed today, Wednesday, that the population increase in Iraq is increasing rapidly compared to neighboring countries, while indicating that this increase will be a good and positive phenomenon.
Omohangi said during the annual conference held by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund and the Iraqi Association for Statistical Sciences in Baghdad on the occasion of World Population Day.
He added, "This vision has become a reality for many, as the population increase, which is approximately 8 billion people, leads to improvement in increasing health and also increasing lifespan, but as we celebrate this progress, we must also recognize millions, perhaps billions, of the world are still far from communication and a healthy life."
He pointed out, "Iraq faced part of these crises; for this reason, we are watching from this presentation and from the documentary film, as well as from colleagues in the Ministry of Planning, that this vision that was developed thirty years ago did not reach the majority of the Iraqi population, and as we progress, we will need to restructure our strategies and policies to reach these needs for population increase, and also review the population policy, and this is the step for the right path."
He pointed to "the need to recognize that the main investment of the population is the transition to a healthy life," pointing to "the importance of everyone's participation in collective progress, and there must be a possibility to harvest these developments to reach the highest possible level, as well as support for all people despite their backgrounds so that everyone can participate and seek development and progress."
He continued, "The percentage of Iraq's population and population density is increasing rapidly compared to the neighboring countries of Iraq," pointing out, "This population increase will be a good and positive phenomenon, but it must be with an increase in the impact on the environment and climate impact in general, until it is certain that the policies that are used by population data are correct and recent to know the percentage of the population and its impact on the environment."
He explained, "The government now has this priority for the population calculation and population density, so that it can access and use the experiences of countries, as well as the capabilities to know that its population calculation is correct and complies with international standards." End / 25
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