ICPD

Special Session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014

Overview

The special session of the General Assembly will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September 2014. In its resolution 65/234 on the follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014, the General Assembly decided to convene a special session in order to assess the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and to renew political support for actions required for the full achievement of its goals and objectives.

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Commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development

Overview

Under agenda item 14 ("Integrated and coordinated implementation of the follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields"), the General Assembly, at its seventy-third session, will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at a high-level plenary meeting on 16 July 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the General Assembly Hall.

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21st Special Session of the General Assembly

The progress achieved and challenges encountered in implementing strategies on population and development were the central theme of this meeting of world leaders convened pursuant to a General Assembly resolution adopted on 18 December 1997.

This special session of the United Nations General Assembly was convened five years after the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, Egypt, 1994) to review and appraise the implementation of the Programme of Action adopted at the 1994 Conference.

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International Conference on Population

This Conference, held in August 1984, reviewed and endorsed most aspects of the agreements of the 1974 Bucharest Conference and expanded the World Population Plan of Action in order to incorporate the results of the latest research and data provided by Governments. The human rights of individuals and families, conditions of health and well-being, employment and education were some of the issues highlighted in the Declaration signed at the Conference.

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Commission on Population and Development, thirty-seventh session (2004)

Review and appraisal of the progress made in achieving the goals and objectives of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

Bureau members

 

  • Mr. Alfredo Chuquihuara (Peru) - Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) (Chair)

  • Mr. Khondker M. Talha (Bangladesh) - Asia-Pacific Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Ms. Gediminas Šerkšnys (Lithuania) - Eastern-European Group (Vice-Chair)

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Commission on Population and Development, forty-seventh session (2014)

Assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development

Members of the Commission

Bureau members

  • H.E. Mr. Ambassador Gonzalo Koncke (Uruguay) - Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) (Chair)
  • Ms. Fatou Isidora Niang (Senegal) - African Group (Vice-Chair)
  • Mr. Katsuhiko Takahashi (Japan) - Asia-Pacific Group (Vice-Chair)
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