U.N. Commission On Population And Development Begins Meeting To Assess 20-Year Progress

News outlets report on the start of a week-long meeting of the U.N. Commission on Population and Development.

The Guardian: U.N. to measure women’s rights progress over past 20 years
“Progress towards 20-year-old targets that sought to put women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at the center of development policy will be assessed at a U.N. meeting in New York this week. The week-long Commission on Population and Development (CPD), which begins on Monday, will measure how far countries have come in meeting the action plan that emerged from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994, and discuss ways to plug the gaps…” (Ford, 4/7).

U.N. News Centre: Challenges facing world population take center stage at annual U.N. forum
“Member States today kicked off a week-long assessment at United Nations Headquarters of action taken over the past 20 years to improve people’s lives and address population issues amid changes in aging, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization…” (4/7).

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