ICPD Beyond 2014 High-Level Global Commitments

Implementing the Population and Development Agenda

No. of pages: 48

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-1-61800-880-0

The General Assembly convened a Special Session on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014 in the General Assembly Hall, New York, on 22 September 2014. The session was convened on the basis of General Assembly Resolution 65/234 on the follow-up to the ICPD Beyond 2014, and General Assembly Resolution 67/250 on the organization of the Special Session of the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD Beyond 2014.

The Special Session, which brought together heads of state and government, ministers, as well as other high-level government officials, was a culmination of the operational review processes launched by GA Res 65/234 which called for an operational review of the implementation of the Programme of Action on the basis of the highest-quality data and analysis of the state of population and development, taking into account the need for a systematic, comprehensive and integrated approach, responding to new challenges and to the changing development environment, and reinforcing the integration of the population and development agenda in global processes related to development.