CAPPD members return to Ottawa after 6th International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD

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.

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Ethiopian Policymakers Establish Parliamentary Network on Population and Development

(Source: EPF) At a high-level meeting held last month, Ethiopian policymakers agreed to establish the country’s first Parliamentary Network on Population and Development—a major step toward improving access to voluntary family planning for the nation’s undeserved women and girls. The network will provide a mechanism for the policymakers to advocate for, legislate, and oversee investment in family planning at national and district levels.

The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health and Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), co-organized the meeting with support from the USAID-funded Health Policy [...]