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

Government of Canada responds to Order Paper Question concerning Muskoka Initiative

On January 23rd, the Government of Canada responded to a question posed by CAPPD member, Kirsty Duncan, concerning Canada’s support for family planning within the Muskoka Initiative on Maternal, Newborn and Child (MNCH) health.

The question posed to the Government was:

“With regard to Canada’s Muskoka Initiative:
(a) what definition of family planning services is the government using?
(b) what are the top five projects recipient of family planning funding and their amounts?
(c) regarding the $5 million Canada has pledged to fight early and [...]