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Publications: ICPD


Population and sustainable development in the Post-2015 agenda

Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Population Dynamics

The Outcome Report of the Global Consultation on Population Dynamics and the Post-2015 Development Agenda makes the clearest and strongest case to date why population issues must be integrated in the new development agenda.
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Financing the ICPD Programme of Action

Data for 2011 Estimates for 2012/2013, Projections for 2014

This brochure tracks resource flows for financing the ICPD Programme of Action, including the revised estimates that take into account current needs and costs. It provides facts and figures (based on data from 2010 and estimates from 2011 and 2012) to answer these questions: Why fund population activities? How much will it take to achieve the ICPD objectives? Where are we now? Who is funding what? Where is the money going? What countries are benefitting? How much are countries mobilizing themselves? How much do we need?
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Deliver the Promise

Keep the promise of the ICPD alive by delivering on its unfinished agenda. The stakes have never been higher.

Nearly 20 years ago, the international community made some large and important promises that have changed the lives of women and girls around the world. Today, more than 7 billion people inhabit the planet, 1.8 billion of whom are or soon will be entering their reproductive years.
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ICPD and Human Rights

20 years of advancing reproductive rights through UN treaty bodies and legal reform

This publication highlights the progress countries have made through their laws and policies to implement the ICPD Programme of Action. It also describes national and international human rights developments on issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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Financial Resource Flows For Population Activities


This report is intended to be a tool for donor and developing country Governments, multilateral organizations and agencies, private foundations and NGOs to monitor progress in achieving the financial resource targets agreed to at the ICPD.
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Sex Imbalances at Birth

Current trends, consequences and policy implications

This report offers an updated review of the various facets and the latest trends and differentials in sex selection in Asia. It includes a set of recommendations to combat gender discrimination and prenatal sex selection at the national and regional level.
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Population Matters for Sustainable Development

This report provides key messages on the relationship between population dynamics and sustainable development. It was prepared in the lead-up to Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, following extensive consultations and collaborations with thirteen sister agencies, civil society organizations, acedemics and the private sector. It served as the basis for over a dozen briefings and consultations prior to Rio +20. In addition to informing the conference, the report includes important lessons for discussions of the international development goals post-2015. It argues that: Population dynamics have a significant influence on sustainable development. Efforts to promote sustainable development that do not address population dynamics will continue to, fail. Population dynamics are not destiny. Change is possible through a set of policies which respect human rights and freedoms and contribute to a reduction in fertility, notably access to sexual and reproductive health care, education beyond the primary level, and the empowerment of women.  
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ICPD at 15 - Report

Looking Back, Moving Forward

After more than a decade and a half, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development remains a visionary, holistic and pragmatic blueprint for countries seeking to address many of the challenges they face. This was just one of the conclusions of the ICPD at 15 review, which is described in this publication. The review found that progress in implementing this blueprint has been multilayered, varied and uneven.
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How Universal is Access to Reproductive Health?

A Review of the Evidence

This publication looks at current data, trends and differentials in universal access to reproductive health, the second target of Millennium Development Goal 5 (MDG5.b). Focusing on the  three indicators within that target (adolescent fertility, contraceptive prevalence and the unmet need for family planning), the report clearly demonstrates that intensified efforts are needed to extend reproductive health to all, and that quality data are essential to monitor progress and identify priorities for action.
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Sexual and Reproductive Health For All

Reducing Poverty, Advancing Development and Protecting Human Rights

This publication answers these key questions: What is universal access to reproductive health? Why is it important? How far have we progressed? And where do we go from here? The report recognizes the complexity of the task, which deals not only with the most personal of decisions and cultural norms, but also with the daunting realities of bringing any form of health care to all, even in some of the world’s poorest countries.
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