Thursday
Mar222012

Global Review of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action: UNFPA calls for civil society and youth input

In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place in Cairo, Egypt, in order to address the urgent needs of individuals worldwide in a comprehensive manner. The outcome of this Conference was a 20-year Programme of Action that recognizes “that every person counts, and that population is not about numbers but about people and their quality of life.”

For further information: http://www.un-ngls.org/spip.php?article3801 and http://icpdbeyond2014.org/

Wednesday
Mar212012

Draft Global Survey available for input 

The following announcement has been received from UNFPA:

As mandated by the UN General Assembly, UNFPA – in cooperation with all relevant organizations of the UN system, relevant international organizations, institutions and experts – is currently conducting a Global Review of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action. The results of the Review will provide a robust report of what works and where gaps remain in how humanity can best focus efforts and move faster to a world where everyone enjoys a better quality of life with dignity.

In line with UNFPA's commitment to the effective and significant inclusion of all stakeholders, the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat is currently sharing a draft of the Global Survey with civil society and youth.  A second draft, which reflects CSO and Youth inputs will be shared with Member States by mid-April, so that a final version can go to Countries by the agreed timeline of early June.

To get involved and share your feedback no later than 4 April please visit: http://icpdbeyond2014.org/global-survey/

Please share this widely with your CSO and youth networks!

Wednesday
Mar142012

EuroNGOs Strategic Options for NGOs (SONGs) Part II Workshop

The EuroNGOs (European NGOs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) is organizing the Strategic Options for NGOs (SONGs) Part II Workshop “Advancing the SRHR agenda beyond 2014 and 2015: forging a CSOs consensus to advocate within the ICPD and MDGs review”. It will be held in Brussels, Belgium on 21-22 May 2012 and is organized and funded by the EuroNGOs and Rutgers WPF and co-hosted by the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) and the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN). 

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development 

Round II Request for Applications

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Wednesday
Mar142012

UNFPA expresses support and commitment to ICPD Agenda

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has expressed its continuous commitment and support to ensure that the implementation of the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 1994 progress beyond 2014.

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Stakeholders consultations for Africa

CEDPA reports that the civil society organization consultations for Africa, held Accra, Ghana, which were the first in a series of regional stakeholder meetings "went well"

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Monday
Mar122012

UK Gov with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to host Family Planning Summit

The UK Government is working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and partners to host a Family Planning summit in London in July 2012.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

UNFPA to hold Civil Society Stakeholder consultations in Ghana

The United Nations Population Fund’s Civil Society Stakeholder consultations will take place on Monday [12 March] in Accra, Ghana, along with the first global review for the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action (ICPD).

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Monday
Mar052012

Regional Consultations for Latin American and Caribbean Region (2012)

2012 Regional Consultations for Latin American and Caribbean Region on Beyond ICPD and the MDGs: NGOs Strategising for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region

  • Anglo, Dutch and French Caribbean 12-13 April, Jamaica
  • Latin American, including Spanish-speaking Caribbean 9-10 May 2012, Uruguay
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    Saturday
    Mar032012

    DAWN-RESURJ 'Call to Action Towards Cairo+20' videos

    "In the context of the current global economic and ecological crisis, and cutbacks in funding, there is a growing concern whether SRHR and gender equality may be relegated to the policy back-burner. Full recognition and realization of women's sexual and reproductive rights are therefore at stake, requiring new strategies to develop and advance a new agenda for SRHR beyond 2015.

    JOIN US in disseminating the DAWN-RESURJ 'Call to Action Towards Cairo+20' videos by young feminists from different constituencies and networks across the South and together, let us reclaim OUR RIGHTS, OUR LIVES, now and for the future!

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