ParlAmericas Group of Women Parliamentarians holds its 10th meeting on women’s healthcare

In September 2014, the Group of Women Parliamentarians, a permanent working group of ParlAmericas (a hemispheric organization composed of 35 national legislatures from North, Central and South America), held its 10th meeting in Santiago, Chile, under the theme of women’s healthcare. Much of the meeting focused on 20 years of implementation of the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

With a keynote address from International Planned Parenthood Federation – Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), the meeting culminated with a strong declaration of commitment [...]


Interview with CAPPD member, Senator Raynell Andreychuk on 20 years of implementation of ICPD Programme of Action

CAPPD: This year the international community is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. Given your previous experience as a Canadian diplomat, lawyer, judge and community activist, what does the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action mean to you?

Sen. Andreychuk: The ICPD Programme of Action articulates the clearest and most comprehensive global commitment to issues of population and development. Accompanied by a set of demographic and social goals, it has been the cornerstone of our global efforts to address basic needs [...]


CAPPD Letter to PM Harper, communicates 6th IPCI/ICPD Conference outcomes

May 28, 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P

Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Block
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

As you prepare Canada for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on September 22 2014, we would like to draw your attention to a document regarding the twenty year review of the ICPD PoA and the post-2015 agenda, approved unanimously by Parliamentarians of 134 nations at the [...]


April edition of CAPPD’s 2014 factsheet series now available! / Édition d’avril du série de fiche informatives de l’ACPPD maintenant disponible!

Le français suit l’anglais!

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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La fiche technique de l’Association canadienne [...]


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.

A passionate leader on sexual and reproductive health and rights, [...]