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15th RM Salas Memorial Lecture - Featuring Ms. Margot Wallströom, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
30 Apr 2019 -  The lecture series was initiated in 1989 as a tribute to Mr. Rafael M. Salas, who served as the Executive Director of UNFPA from its creation in 1969 until his untimely death in 1987. Under his leadership, UNFPA grew into the world’s largest provider of multilateral population assistance. The Rafael M. Salas Memorial Trust Fund was established in 1987 in recognition of the critical role Mr. Salas played in developing a global awareness and consensus about the importance of population in relation to social and economic development.
The 2019 lecture coincides with the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the 50th anniversary of when UNFPA began operations.