Ghana to host Meeting to review implementation of ICPD 1994

Ghana and Nigeria will co-host the 2nd Dialogue and Retreat of the Alliance of Southern Civil Society in Global Health, in Ghana to review the implementation of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

The meeting will enable participants to deliberate on how they can contribute to the national, regional and global processes in the most inclusive and participatory manner.

The meeting to be organized by the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD), and co-sponsored by the Governments of Ghana and Nigeria, will be under the theme “Access, Effectiveness, Results and Accountability: Deepening Southern Engagement in Global Health.”

The conference, which be held from March 3 to 9, will also include dialogue with capacity enabling sessions, featuring leaders from around the region and the world.

A release issued by the UNFPA and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the General Assembly of the United Nations, in its resolution 65/234 of December 2010, mandated UNFPA, in cooperation with the UN system and other relevant institutions of experts, to undertake operational review of the implementation of the 1994 International Conference on Population (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA).

It said the resolution requested governments to review progress made and constraints faced in the implementation of the PoA. It was in this regard, that the UNFPA was supporting Civil Society and youth networks to organize consultations meeting.

Source: GNA

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