Population and Development (CPD) adopts Resolution

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Jul 22 2009
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Issue # 87
The 42nd session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded last week with the adoption of a resolution on "The contribution of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development to the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals".

By the terms of the resolution, the United Nations' member states inter alia:

  1. Reaffirmed that the ICPD Programme of Action is integrally linked to global efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve development.
  2. Called upon governments in commemorating the 15th anniversary of the ICPD, to intensify actions to achieve over the next five years, the Cairo and Millennium Development Goals, especially targets 5a and 5b.
  3. Recognized the dire need to increase financial resources to implement the Programme of Action, especially for family planning.

In this regard, the Commission adopted the revised Cairo cost estimates proposed in the Secretary-General's report on financing of the ICPD Programme of Action. Below is a press release by UNFPA on the new estimates and link to the full report of the Secretary-General. Also, attached is a table with the costs for 2009-2015.

Last changed: Jul 22 2009 at 9:31 AM