UNFPA appears before Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

In 2014, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) began its study on the ‘Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries.’ The Study is examining the role Canada can play in the protection of children and youth; with a focus on the prevention of human trafficking, early and forced marriage, the sex trade, female genital mutilation and the online abuse of children.

 

As part of the Study, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was invited to appear before the Committee. On February 19th, [...]


The power of 1.8 billion

Never before has there been such a large population of young people in the world.

In Ottawa to launch the State of World Population Report last week, the United Nations Population Fund looked at what is needed to unleash the vast potential and untapped resources of the world’s population of young people, a booming 1.8 billion.

Entitled The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future, this year’s UNFPA flagship report is timely. Never before has there been such a large population of young people. Soon, [...]


2014 Launch of UNFPA State of World Population Report

A new report by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, shows how young people are key to economic and social progress in developing countries and describes what must be done to realize their full potential.

The State of World Population 2014, The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future provides the latest trends and statistics on adolescent and youth populations worldwide.

In Canada, UNFPA’s flagship publication was released on Parliament Hill in partnership with CAPPD on 18 November at 6 pm. Representing UNFPA was Dianne [...]


Canada hosts high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health – Toronto, Canada, May 28-30 2014

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 [...]


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 [...]