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PROGRAMME OF ACTION OF THE UN ICPD

Objectives


8.20. The objectives are:

(a) To promote women's health and safe motherhood; to achieve a rapid and substantial reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality and reduce the differences observed between developing and developed countries and within countries. On the basis of a commitment to women's health and well-being, to reduce greatly the number of deaths and morbidity from unsafe abortion;

(b) To improve the health and nutritional status of women, especially of pregnant and nursing women.