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ICPD-2014_UNECE Regional Conference

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The Conference was organized within the framework of the global  ICPD beyond 2014 review  on implementation of the Programme of Action agreed upon at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 (ICPD PoA).

The Conference brought together 200-250 representatives of governmental authorities, including high-level officials, academia and civil society organizations, as well as members of national parliaments and other national and international stakeholders to review the progress that has been made towards achieving the goals and objectives of the ICPD PoA in the UNECE region, identify neglected areas, and pinpoint what needs to be done to accelerate the implementation of the PoA and address the emerging issues. The Conference was also expected to make recommendations on future policy actions, synergies with the post-2015 UN Development agenda and on how to effectively place the rights, gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as of adolescents and youth, at the core of sustainable development.

The Regional report on the implementation of the ICPD PoA, based on the results of the global survey conducted in 2012 in UNECE Member States, provided basis for the Conference debate. The Conference discussion concluded with the Chairperson’s summary.

The Conference was organised jointly by UNECE and UNFPA.

Conference Programme ENG
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Preliminary programme PDF

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Opening statement Mr. Andrey Vasilyev, UNECE Deputy Executive Secretary PDF
Opening Statement Ms. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director PDF
Opening Statement Mr. Urs Schmid, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the Conference on Disarmament,
Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and International Organisations in Geneva
High-level plenary session
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H.E. Ms. Tarja Halonen
Former President of Finland
Sexual and reproductive health and rights as just - and smart - politics



Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Youth vision and development priorities for the region PDF
Ms. Grace Wilentz, YouAct, Ireland, and
Mr. Jakub Skrzypczyk, Youth Coalition, Poland
Youth vision and development priorities for the region PDF
Mr. Werner Haug, Director, UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and
Ms. Vitalija Gaucaite-Wittich, Chief, UNECE Population Unit

Report on the ICPD Programme of Action implementation in the UNECE Region

Mr. Kwabena Osei-Danquah, UNFPA Executive Coordinator, ICPD beyond 2014 Secretariat Brief information on the ICPD beyond 2014 Global Survey overall results PDF
First thematic session
Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development
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Prof. Wolfgang Lutz, Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital, Austria Toward a 21st Century Population Policy Paradigm: Fostering the Human Resource Base for Sustainable Development PDF
Dr. Agnieszka Chlon-Dominczak, Institute for Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics Experts' view: persistent issues and possible solutions discussed PDF
Dr. Lidija Kozarcanin, Head of Department, Social Research and Development, Republic Institute for Social Protection, Serbia Ageing and Migration as challenges for sustainable development in South-Eastern European countries PDF
Second thematic session
Families, Sexual and Reproductive Health over the Life Course
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Ms. Latanya-Mapp Frett, Vice President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and leads its international arm, Planned Parenthood Global Almost there - Planned Parenthood's race to the finish line PDF
Dr. Adriane Martin Hilber, Senior Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute Expert's view: persistent issues and possible solutions discussed at the thematic meeting in Bucharest on 25-26 April 2013 PDF
Prof. dr. A.H. Anne Gauthier, Senior Researcher, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) Changing Families: trends and support PDF
Third thematic session
Inequalities, social inclusion and Rights
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Ms. Milena Kadieva, Managing Director, Gender Alternatives Foundation, ASTRA - Central and Eastern Europe Women's Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Expert's view: persistent issues and possible solutions discussed at the thematic meeting in Belgrade on 15-16 April 2013



Prof. Kate Pickett, York University, UK Reducing social inequalities: an essential step for wellbeing PDF
Ms. Danielle Bousquet, President of the High Council for Equality between women and men, France

The right to choose: defending a universal right and fighting inequality

Official Documents ENG FRE RUS
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Draft annotated provisional agenda
Report of the UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD Beyond 2014
UNECE Regional Report on "ICPD beyond 2014"
Survey Result: Executive summary
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Concept Note

Chair's Summary PDF PDF PDF
List of Participants PDF    
Background Documents ENG
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UNECE Regional Report
ICPD Beyond 2014: The UNECE Region's Perspective

Population Trends and Policies in the UNECE Regions LINK
Report or the expert meetings LINK
Thematic Brief: Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development LINK
Thematic Brief: Families and Sexual and Reproductive Health Over the Life Course LINK
Thematic Brief: Inequalities, Social Inclusion and Rights LINK