ICPD Beyond 2014 Civil Society Stakeholder Group (Part 3)

ICPD and the Roadmap to Rio During the workshop a presentation was given via a video message by Ms Chantal Line Carpentier, Sustainable Development Officer & Major Groups Programme Coordinator, UNDESA, Division for Sustainable Development on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio + 20.

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ICPD Beyond 2014 Civil Society Stakeholder Group (Part 2)

UN Development Agenda Beyond 2015/ICPD Beyond 2014 – the Global Context Gita Sen, Professor, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India, gave a presentation on the UN Development Agenda Beyond 2015/ICPD Beyond 2014 – the Global Context. She pointed out the challenge of three global process taking place simultaneously, ie Rio + 20, with its High-Level Meeting in 2012; ICPD Beyond 2014; and the 15 year review of the MDGs and what will follow them.

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ICPD Beyond 2014 Civil Society Stakeholder Group (Part 1)

UNFPA held a 2-day ICPD Beyond 2014 Civil Society Stakeholder Group Consultation in Istanbul, Turkey, on 9-10 December 2011. It provided an opportunity for some 50 representatives of Civil Society and Youth Organizations to be informed and to share information about the ICPD beyond 2014 operational review process; to discuss its component parts; and to identify thematic issues for consideration. In addition, it gave CSOs and Youth Organizations an opportunity to get feedback as to how they can be involved more effectively in the process.

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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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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 webiste.


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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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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The World at Seven Billion TOP ISSUES – UNFPA FACT SHEETS

The World at Seven Billion


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


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. 


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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