Starting today, Canada is host to a high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Summit, entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, builds on the Muskoka Initiative on MNCH announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the G8 summit in June 2010. It commits governments to collectively spend $7.3 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, specifically the reduction of maternal, infant and [...]
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The April edition of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD)’s factsheet focuses on the 20-year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development. The factsheet provides an overview of events which have taken place throughout the ICPD@20 review process, and examines their outcomes.
The factsheet is available in French and English, here.
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The 6th International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI/ICPD) took place from April 23-25th 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Conference brought together 263 parliamentarians from 134 countries around the world to assess progress and challenges remaining in the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, since 1994. Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) Vice-Chairs, Mylène Freemen and the Hon. Dr. Hedy Fry, represented Canada at the conference.
A passionate leader on sexual and reproductive health and rights, [...]