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The population of Uganda is  currently  projected  at  about  39  million  people  and  it  is  expected  to  double  in  the  next  20 years. Currently Uganda has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing population in world, with the population aged 15 years below constituting more than half the total population.   The  Country  is  therefore,  at  a  critical  and  defining  moment  because  the  most  important  demographic issue  for  Uganda is  related  to  the  age  structure  rather  the  overall  size  of  its  population.  Changes  in  the age structure of the population may bring about a demographic dividend that can be captured to produce a  virtuous  cycle  of  economic  growth  with  right  policy  framework.  

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The year 2017 marked five years since the historic 2012 London Summit on Family Planning at which the Government of Uganda pledged to increase the country’s budget for Family Planning supplies to $5 million annually. Against the backdrop of this milestone, UNFPA and the Ministry of Health and partners paused to take stock of how far these commitments have been realised.

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Uganda adopted and has aligned its sustainable development goals to the Global 2030 Agenda, which call for action to address inequalities and inequities in opportunity, wealth and power. Inequity impedes economic growth, increases poverty, and undermines social cohesion and voice. The notion of leaving no one behind seeks to address root causes of chronic poverty and inequitable access to services.  In Uganda’s development history, Karamoja region remains the least socially and economically developed, with 61 percent of the total population of 1.2 million living in poverty. In light of the equity gaps in the Karamoja region, there is need to consistently and collaboratively explore the policy priorities to achieve equity.

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Reflection on our Commemoration Journey. Looking back in our history, Uganda over time has put population issues at the centre of its development plans and programmes.

 

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The Districts constituting Acholi and Lang Sub-regions note that according to available evidence, the region is faced with many problems that increase inquality within the population but also disparities among regions. 

The district representatives also recognise that such disparities lead to poor service delivery and many are left behind in terms of development.

The district representatives undertake to lead in executing this declaration and ensure all stakeholders abide by it.

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In deliberate efforts to advance humanitarian programming and action, UNFPA Country Office has repositioned as a humanitarian agency and playing a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services; preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV); and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee hosting districts. 

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This thematic report explains the social determinants of health and the quality life based on the 2014 Census report.   The report makes the case for the urgent need to tackle the immediate causes of death and morbidity among women, newborns, adolescents and youth, while putting in longer-term efforts to strengthen the health system and address the social determinants of health. 

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Innovation at UNFPA includes leveraging and developing game-changing new technologies. However, innovation is not just about products or technology. We also work on innovations that adapt things that work to different contexts, or that represent incremental improvements. UNFPA aims to inclusively co-create and scale up solutions that are evidence driven, sustainable and open.
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Guided by the various policy scenarios, harnessing the demographic dividend has become the defining message about the connection between family planning and accelerated economic growth for socioeconomic development. The Demographic Dividend report, has continued to guide discussions on population issues in Uganda. The presentations “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend” have catalyzed national discussions on family planning and population issues to the extent that, we see a changed stance on family planning and population messaging by President Museveni, than never before. 

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More than ever before, there is global consensus that the path to sustainable development for the next 15 years must be built on a foundation of equality, inclusiveness and universal enjoyment of rights. Several studies have further indicated that closing the gender gap can accelerate development. In this regard, all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address issues of gender equality and ensuring that nobody is left behind. Goal 5 and 10 are specific on gender equality and addressing inequalities. SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, calls for gender equality and empowerment, including but not limited to ending all forms of violence and discrimination against all women and girls, as well as ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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