UN Foundation Mourns Passing of Sen. Lautenberg, Champion for Women’s Rights
Washington, D.C. — June 4, 2013
Today the UN Foundation issued the following statement from Maureen Greenwood-Basken, Executive Director, Women, Girls and Population, on the life and work of Senator Frank Lautenberg:
“The loss of Senator Lautenberg — a champion for human rights and women’s rights around the world — is deeply felt today. Throughout his career, Sen. Lautenberg was an outspoken proponent of international family planning programs and reproductive health and rights to ensure that women and families everywhere have access to the services they need to live healthy and productive lives. His work to ensure U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has led to improved health care for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. He worked on behalf of marginalized groups across the globe. He will be sorely missed.”
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