Upcoming IPCI Conference

The 6th International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI/ICPD) will take place in Stockholm, Sweden from April 23-25. The conference which aims to promote dialogue among parliamentarians on the implementation of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action is expected to attract around 500 parliamentarians (including three CAPPD members), ministers, and civil society leaders from around the world with a view to achieving further commitment to collective action in the areas of resource mobilization and the creation of an enabling policy environment for population and [...]


Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) delivers opening remarks during the 47th session of the UN Commission on Populations and Development (CPD).

April 7, 2014 – New York “Mr. Chairman,

Members of the Commission,

Distinguished delegates,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to address this historic 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. Let me begin by commending the Chair of the Commission on Population and Development, Ambassador Gonzalo Koncke of Uruguay, for his distinguished leadership, and the members of the Bureau on [...]

Declaration of African Parliamentarians in lead up to International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI)

“Following a three-day meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the Forum of African Parliamentarians on Population and Development (FPA) have reaffirmed their commitment to gender equality, women empowerment, elimination of violence against women, as well as to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, free from all forms of discrimination.” (Source: International Planning Parenthood Federation – Africa Region)


“Declaration of African Parliamentarians participating in the General Assembly of the Forum of African Parliamentarians on Population and Development (FPA) Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire

March edition of CAPPD’s 2014 factsheet is now available! / Édition de mars du série de fiche informatives de l’ACPPD maintenant disponible!

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The March edition of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD)’s factsheet focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights within the context of international development frameworks, including the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action (ICPD PoA), the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (PfA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The factsheet provides background information on all three frameworks, and explores how they contribute to realizing individuals’ sexual and reproductive rights.

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CAPPD launches February edition of its 2014 factsheets on topic of ‘human rights-based approach’

The February edition of CAPPD’s factsheet focuses on the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that governments uphold commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights, both domestically and in its foreign relations and development cooperation. The factsheet provides concrete examples of what parliamentarians can do in this regard, and where to find additional information on the subject. 

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“Parliamentarians can play a vital accountability role to ensure that their government upholds commitments and obligations relating to human rights, including [...]