Framework of Actions for the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD Beyond 2014
An ICPD Landmark
The Framework of Actions for the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD Beyond 2014 (also known as Global Review 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.
All of this provides compelling evidence that strongly reinforces the groundbreaking focus of the ICPD which places human rights and individual dignity at the heart of development and recognizes that the realization of individual rights and capabilities is a driver for all areas of development. The report provides vital support for member states continued commitment to ICPD and asserts the programme's relevance to the Post-2015 development agenda.
At the core of the Report, are 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 human rights of all are essential to deliver sustainable global development goals.
Secretary General's Summary Report Framework of Actions for the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014
In it together Infographic featuring key ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report findings on poverty, inequality and discrimination.
Since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was signed by 179 UN member states, governments have continued to express their commitment to the ICPD Programme of Action. The latest shared statement of continued commitment came in 2011, when the UN General Assembly passed GA 65/234 which adds the framework for the ICPD Beyond 2014 agenda.
The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and individual well-being. At the ICPD, 179 countries adopted a forward-looking, 20-year Programme of Action (PoA) that built on the success of the population, maternal health and family planning programmes of the previous decades while addressing, with a new perspective, the need of the early years of the twenty-first century.
The ICPD Programme of Action, sometimes referred to as the Cairo Consensus, was remarkable in its recognition that reproductive health and rights, as well as women's empowerment and gender equality, are cornerstones of population and development programmes. The Consensus is rooted in principles of human rights and respect for national sovereignty and various religious and cultural backgrounds.
To see how the ICPD Beyond 2014 Review relates to the post-2015 development agenda you can: View the Process Map