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International Family Planning & Reproductive Health Recommendations for the FY 2021 State-Foreign Operations Bill

Funding Request:  A total of $1.66 billion for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs, both bilateral and multilateral, with funding provided from the Global Health Programs account and the Economic Support Fund and from the International Organizations and Programs account for a $111 million voluntary contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)—but no less than $1.030 billion, including $69 million for UNFPA, in order to provide the first installment of the funding increases necessary to incrementally achieve the $1.66 billion target over a five-year period.

Any increase in the FY 2021 appropriated level for FP/RH programs should not come at the expense of other poverty-focused development, global health, or women’s empowerment and gender equality programs. Funding for the overall international affairs budget to ensure ongoing U.S. leadership around the globe should be $60 billion in FY 2021, including at least $57.4 billion for the State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill—the FY 2017 enacted level.

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