Every Minute a Mother goes missing.
There is a
Ten years ago, 179 governments committed to it when they signed the
Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and
Development (ICPD). The ICPD prescribes the steps that will not only
save millions of women’s lives but empower societies to achieve a better
future. Support your government’s commitment.
born today in the developing world faces better prospects than a girl
who was born 10 years ago. School enrolment rates are increasing,
mortality is declining and life expectancy is rising, more and more
women and couples are able to choose the number and spacing of their
children and many countries are taking additional steps to confront
HIV/AIDS. But progress is uneven, and in some cases slipping backwards.
We need the strength and determination of a marathon runner to meet our
goals during the next decade.”
A.Obaid, Executive Director, UNFPA
2004 marks the 10th anniversary of the
groundbreaking International Conference on Population and
Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994.
ALL COUNTRIES ARE TAKING ACTION TO:
- Enact laws and
policies to protect
the rights of women and girls
- Ensure equal
access to primary education for girls and boys
- Ensure universal
access to reproductive health services as part of basic
primary health care
- Empower women
and girls socially and economically
- Prevent HIV
- End gender-based
|Over the next
decade, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, urges
governments to honor the commitments made in 1994 at the
International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
|Every nation knows
what to do. The ICPD Programme of Action is a guiding plan for
20 years. One decade is past and much remains to be done.
|To learn how you
can support the ICPD and its lead organization, UNFPA