"We have a moral obligation to respect the right of women to self-determination with regard to marriage and childbirth. This must continue to be our promise to the world’s women and girls," said Political adviser Ingrid Skjøtskift at the General debate on National Experiences in Population Matter in New York.
Life expectancy is still increasing for both sexes
Life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes from 2012 to 2013. New born girls can expect to live for 83.6 years, while boys can expect to reach 79.7 years. Women are still living longer than men, but the gender gap is decreasing.