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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

ICPD@20 Global Report Released

The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues in relation to the ICPD Programme of Action. It gathers data from 176 member states, alongside inputs from civil society and comprehensive academic research. Asserting the PoA’s relevance to the Post2015 development agenda, the report stresses inequalities – the cost of inequality for dignity and for sustainable development – and how investments in gender equality and rights, in youth, health and education and securing the [...]