2002 Ottawa Conference

2002 International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action

Ottawa, Canada, 21-22 November 2002

Over 100 parliamentarians from 70 countries met at the Canadian Parliament from 21-22 November to identify actions they can take to safeguard women's reproductive rights, improve access to reproductive health services (including family planning), reduce maternal mortality and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. At the conclusion of the meeting, lawmakers signed a Statement of Commitment, outlining specific actions they will take in their countries.

2002 International Parliamentarians' Conference Statement of Committment

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Background Information
Conference Report


  • Statement by Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director UNFPA,"Keeping the Promise, Moving Forward"
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  • Statement by Steven W. Sinding, Director-General, IPPF, "Why the Cairo Programme of Action is So Important and Why We Must Fight to Save It"
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