Thursday
Dec012011

Global family planning community gathers for international conference

Dakar, 29th November 2011 – Marie Stopes International is honoured to have been invited to deliver 21 presentations, panels and posters at this esteemed global conference. Drawing on experience from across its 40 country programmes, Marie Stopes International will bring a range of family planning priorities to the fore. As key contributors, the organisation will present on: reaching the underserved; partnering with the private sector; engaging with younger generations; and task shifting amongst the global health workforce.

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Monday
Nov212011

UNFPA: 1 of 7 Billion A Global Film Competition

UNFPA is running a Global Film Competition, open to all those who are committed to upholding the rights of others and maintaining a sustainable environment. Film professionals and amateurs, individuals or legal entities, are invited to participate. 

Entries may be submitted through Votigo or Facebook starting on October 31, 2011.

The deadline for submissions will be 9pm GMT on February 15, 2012 and the winners will be announced on 8 March, 2012, which is International Women’s Day. 

Submission Requirements:

    •    Films must be in digital form.

    •    Films should be from 1 to 10 minutes in length, including credits.

    •    Entries must have English subtitles if presented in another language.

    •    The author of the piece will be responsible for the originality of the work.

    •    Each entry must focus on one or more of the 7 key issues of the 7 Billion Actions campaign.

    •    Each team or individual may submit up to two short films.

    •    Films must be accompanied by an online entry form.

For further information, and an entry form (when available) please visit the 7billionactions.org webiste.

Thursday
Nov172011

CSO Survey in preparation of ICPD Beyond 2014

UNFPA is requesting your participation in the CSO Stakeholder Survey for ICPD Beyond 2014.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Global CSO Stakeholder Meeting, Istanbul 9-10 December 2011

As the ICPD Beyond 2014 operational review process continues to move into action, the December 9-10 global CSO stakeholder meeting in Istanbul, marks a joint effort to share information and receive feedback on the ICPD Programme of Action as it stands today nearly 20 years later, while also examining the current approach of the Global Survey.

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Tuesday
Oct252011

The World at Seven Billion TOP ISSUES – UNFPA FACT SHEETS

The World at Seven Billion

TOP ISSUES – FACT SHEETS

Overview: Seven Billion People – Counting on Each Other

This global milestone is both a great opportunity and a great challenge.

Poverty and Inequality: Breaking the Cycle

Reducing poverty and inequality also slows population growth.

Women and Girls: Empowerment and Progress

Unleashing the power of women and girls will accelerate progress on all fronts.

Young People: Forging the Future

Energetic and open to new technologies, history’s largest and most interconnected population of young people is transforming global politics and culture.

Reproductive Health and Rights: The Facts of Life

Ensuring that every child is wanted, and every childbirth safe, leads to smaller and stronger families.

Environment: Healthy Planet, Healthy People

All 7 billion of us, and those who will follow, depend on the health of our planet.

Ageing: An Unprecedented Challenge

Lower fertility and longer lives add up to a new challenge worldwide: ageing populations.

Urbanization: Planning for Growth

The next two billion people will live in cities, so we need to plan for them now. 

 

The fact sheet can be downloaded, in its entirety, from here

Tuesday
Oct252011

7 Billion Milestone.

Column by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, on the 7 Billion milestone, published in the Financial Times (18 October). 

The PDF is available here for download. 

Sunday
Oct162011

ICPD Beyond 2014 Operational Review: A concept note on the Global Survey  

General Assembly Resolution 65/234 on the follow-up to the ICPD beyond 2014 calls on UNFPA, in cooperation with all relevant organizations of the UN system and other relevant international organizations, to “undertake an operational review of the implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) on the basis of the highest-quality data and analysis of the state of population and development, taking into account the need for a systematic, comprehensive and integrated approach to population and development issues”.

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Saturday
Oct152011

Enabling resolution A/65/234 for ICPD at 20 and ICPD beyond 2014  

The adoption at the 65th Session of the General Assembly of resolution A/65/234 in December 2010 marked the start of the process towards the 20-year review of the implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which will culminate in the Special Session of the 69th Session of the General Assembly. It also provides the focus for ICPD beyond 2014.

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Thursday
Oct132011

UNFPA Welcomes Extension of ICPD Programme of Action Beyond 2014

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today welcomed a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to extend the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014.

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Saturday
Oct012011

Summary of the Programme of Action

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 5 to 13 September 1994. Delegations from 179 States took part in negotiations to finalize a Programme of Action on population and development for the next 20 years.

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