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International Conference on Population and Development - ICPD - Programme of Action

A/CONF.171/13/Rev.1 -- Report of the International Conference on Population and Development

Author: UNFPA
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: UNFPA
Available languages: English, Español, Français, Русский, العربية

The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and individual well-being. At the ICPD, 179 countries adopted a forward-looking, 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) that built on the success of the population, maternal health and family planning programmes of the previous decades while addressing, with a new perspective, the need of the early years of the twenty-first century.

The ICPD Programme of Action, sometimes referred to as the Cairo Consensus, was remarkable in its recognition that reproductive health and rights, as well as women's empowerment and gender equality, are cornerstones of population and development programmes. The Consensus is rooted in principles of human rights and respect for national sovereignty and various religious and cultural backgrounds.

Official Document as Recorded by the United Nations Secretariat

A/CONF.171/13/Rev.1 -- Report of the International Conference on Population and Development

Publication date: 1994
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian
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This is the official report of the International Conference on Population and Development, which took place in Cairo, Egypt from 5-13 September 1994. It contains the ICPD Programme of Action,