Outcome document from the Ministerial Meeting: The Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development in Africa Beyond 2014

Governments from 53 African countries met in Addis Ababa on 30 September- 4 October to review the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA). The week was divided into an Experts meeting and a Ministerial meeting. The outcome of the Ministers meeting was The Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development in Africa Beyond 2014. All countries, except Chad, adopted the declaration. 16 countries adopted the declaration with reservations on three commitments (17, 18 and 35). (See Official Transmition Note) The 16 countries are:

Algeria ,Congo, Ethiopia, Niger, Benin, Djibouti ,Gabon, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, The Sudan, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Mauritania, Tunisia

Commitments 17, 18 and 35 relates to the protection of the ‘human rights of all individuals, without distinction of an kind, and guarantee equality before the law and non- discrimination for all people’. 

The Declaration is also available in Arabic and French.

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