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