Late Friday at the 45th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD), member states issued a bold resolution in support of young people’s sexual and reproductive health and human rights.
It was a youth takeover at the United Nations last week, for the 45th annual Commission on Population and Development, a global meeting to examine whether and how we are protecting the sexual rights and health of our youngest generation.
Friday, April 27th, 2012 marked the fifth and final day of this year’s United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD), the time when the member states of the UN come together to discuss sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally.
Brave women and men at the Commission on Population and Development reminded governments that 15 years ago 179 nations committed to making the health and rights of women and young people central to global family planning policies.
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While the final Commission on Population and Development Resolution presented some problematic language regarding adolescents, it spoke out strongly for women’s reproductive freedom.
At the Commission on Population and Development, Norway and South Africa take strong stands on the importance of safe abortion in addressing maternal mortality rates.
Margaret Pollock, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State and head of the U.S. delegation, delivered the much anticipated U.S. statement to the Commission on March 31.