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With a press conference, the UNFPA Country Office in Timor-Leste launched the State of World Population report 2009, which took place at Hotel Timor, on Thursday, 19 November 2009.

In this edition, the report examines how human beings have become the major causative factor on climate change, and how humans are affected by the changes so cause with a particular focus on the lives of women, gender relations, and human population.

"Family planning, reproductive health care and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts", said Mr. Pornchai Suchitta, UNFPA Representative in Timor-Leste, regarding the position of this UN agency in terms of climate change and population.

The special invitees to the event included Mr. Pornchai Suchitta, UNFPA Country Representative Mr. Adâo Soares Barbosa, National Focal Point for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Mr. Finn Reske-Nielsen, UNMIT DSRSG.