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Briefing to member States on ICPD30 Regional Review and Conference

10 May 2023 14:00 - 15:00

Briefing on ICPD30

The 30th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) will be marked at the 57th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in 2024. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are currently conducting a review of progress on the ICPD Programme of Action Beyond 2014 in the UNECE region, that will conclude with the UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD30, Population and Development: Ensuring Rights and Choices, on 19-20 October 2023 in Geneva. 

The regional Conference will highlight progress towards priorities outlined in the ICPD Beyond 2014 Chair’s summary and the conclusions of the last Regional Conference on ICPD held in 2018. It will further address the wider policy concerns related to population dynamics and sustainable development; families, sexual and reproductive health over the life course; and the need to ensure social inclusion and rights and reduce inequalities in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. See the concept note for the Conference for additional information. 

The regional progress report and conference outcomes will inform the global review of the ICPD follow-up at the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in 2024.

The informal briefing provided member States with further information on the regional review, conference preparations, the composition of member State delegations, and provided the opportunity to clarify member State questions.

Another briefing for member States will be held in September 2023 to provide an update on the regional review, share details on the Conference programme, and inform about modalities for member State statements during the different conference sessions.

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Opening remarks
Tiina Luige, Officer in Charge, UNECE Statistical Division
Florence Bauer, UNFPA Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Briefing on ICPD Regional Review and Conference
Marta Diavolova, Partnerships Adviser, UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Lisa Warth, Chief, UNECE Population Unit
Questions and Answers