This November, for the 25th anniversary of the ICPD
, a high-level conference will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, to mobilize the political will and financial resources needed to implement fully the ICPD
Program of Action.
The conference serves as a global platform of dialogue to further support the south-south cooperation approach as an efficient tool to carry out the plan of action (PoA) of the 1994 ICPD
and the SDGs 2030 Agenda, the ONFP said in a press release.
In this, the 25th anniversary year of the ICPD
Programme of Action, the 2019 census is a timely reminder that putting rights and choices at the centre of sustainable development is essential in realising the vision of ICPD
which, in turn, is essential in fulfilling the pledge of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda - to ultimately leave no one behind.
'That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD
), where 179 governments agreed that sexual and reproductive health is the foundation for sustainable development.
He said that this year the theme for World Population day is '25 years of the ICPD
: accelerating the promise' in reference to the summit of world leaders on population being held in November this year in Nairobi.
Last Thursday (July 11), the Philippines joined other countries that are part of the ICPD
in reviewing the steps that have been taken to bring down the world's population growth.
It captures the progress made, especially guided by ICPD
in 1994, and continues to show us what remains to be done in order to fulfill the vision of ICPD
in respect of sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights and choices for all people.' She said Pakistan and the UNFPA have a long history of genuine partnership, that started 49 years ago and Pakistan has become the first ever country where the UNFPA launched its multi-year country program in 1970.
The event reflected on the achievements of ICPD
over the past 25 years and deliberated on the unfinished agenda.
The objective of the summit is to renew undertakings to attain ICPD
's goal of sexual and reproductive health for women, 25 years later.
Truly revolutionary at the time, ICPD
remains all the more urgent and relevant a quarter-century later, in this era of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals.
Nearly 25 years ago, countries from all regions of the world, meeting in Cairo at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD
), committed to enabling people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health as a matter of fundamental human rights and as a foundation for thriving, just, sustainable societies.