ICPD+5 News Bulletin No. 3, 1 July 1998

No. 3, 1 July 1998

Five Year-review of the International Conference on Population and Development

United Nations Population Fund, 220 East 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
For more information, contact dayal@unfpa.org. Fax 212 557-6416.

WELCOME TO Issue No. 3 of the ICPD+5 News Bulletin on UNFPA-organized activities relating to the five-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The News Bulletin is a feature produced on the first of every month for all partners interested in the activities and events leading up to The Hague Forum on ICPD implementation on 8-12 February, 1999; and the General Assembly Special Session on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in New York on 30 June-2 July, 1999. To receive the News Bulletin, please send us your fax, e-mail or office address and we will add you to the list of subscribers. The News Bulletin is also posted on the UNFPA ICPD+5 web page at: http://www.unfpa.org/public/home/sitemap/icpd/International-Conference-on-Population-and-Development/ICPD5-key-actions/ICPD5NewsBulletin, where you can find more information, reports, and news on the ICPD+5 review.

RECENT AND UPCOMING MEETINGS

14-17 April: A round table on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights was held at the Ford Foundation in New York. The final report from that meeting, entitled "Report of the Round Table on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Key Future Actions," is posted on the UNFPA ICPD+5 web page. The report contains key future actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action in this area. Copies of the report can be obtained after 13 July from Delia Barcelona, Round table Focal Point, at barcelona@unfpa.org; or 212-297-5233.

13-14 May: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and UNFPA held a regional review on the ICPD in Aruba. The ECLAC Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development adopted a resolution on ICPD+5, entitled "Population and development: Preparations for the regional appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD." Copies of the draft report of the meeting will be available through the ECLAC office in Santiago, Chile. ECLAC telephone and fax numbers are, respectively: (56-2) 210-2000; (56-2) 208-0252. The adopted draft resolutions and related documents for the meeting are posted on the ECLAC website at: http://www.ECLAC.ORG/CELADE-Eng.

22-25 June: A round table meeting on Reproductive Rights and Implementation of Reproductive Health Programmes, Women’s Empowerment, Male Involvement and Human Rights took place in Kampala, Uganda. The meeting agenda and participants’ list, news reports, and background documents for the meeting are posted on the ICPD+5 web page. The final report of the meeting, which will include key future actions in this area, will be posted on the ICPD+5 web page and will be available through UNFPA by mid-August.

29 June-3 July: A Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development takes place in The Hague. The meeting of technical experts is an activity of the Working Group on International Migration of the Task Force on Basic Social Services for All, a U.N. inter-agency body. The final report from the meeting will be available in the summer through UNFPA.

27-30 July: A round table on Participation with Civil Society in the Implementation of the Programme of Action will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The agenda, participants’ list and background document for the round table will be available on the UNFPA ICPD+5 web page prior to the meeting.

21-25 September (Tentative): The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to review the ICPD Programme of Action.

22-25 September: The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); UNFPA and the League of Arab States will meet in Beirut to review the ICPD Programme of Action. The meeting is expected to adopt a declaration which will be further endorsed at a high-level ministerial meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo in November. ESCWA can be contacted at the following telephone and fax numbers, respectively: (961)-1-981301/981311/981401; (961)-1-981510/981511/981512. The ESCWA mailing address is: ESCWA, P.O. Box No.11-8575, Riad El-Solh Square, Beirut, Lebanon.

6-9 October: A technical meeting on Population and Ageing will take place in Brussels, Belgium. Information on the meeting will be available on the ICPD+5 web page at a later date.

4-7 November: A round table meeting on Population and Macro-economic Linkages will take place in Bellagio, Italy. Information on the meeting will be available on the ICPD+5 web site at a later date.

7-10 December: The Economic Commission for Europe and UNFPA will meet in Budapest, Hungary, to review the ICPD Programme of Action. The ECE Population Activities Unit can be contacted at the following telephone and fax numbers, respectively: 41-22-917-2476; 41-22-917- 0101. Their mailing address is: ECE Population Activities Unit, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.

PRE-HAGUE FORUM EVENTS

An NGO Forum on ICPD+5 will be held on 6-7 February, just prior to the 8-12 February, 1999 Hague Forum. A global parliamentarians meeting will be held on 4-6 February 1999. The NGO Forum will take place at the same site as The Hague Forum: The Netherlands Congress Centre, Churchillplein 10, P.O. Box 82000, 2508 EA, The Hague, The Netherlands. The World Population Foundation (WPF), a Dutch NGO, is the local facilitator for organizations interested in participating in the NGO Forum. WPF can be contacted at: (31)35-642-2304(Tel.)/(31)35-642-1462(Fax)/ office@wpf.org.

The mailing address is: WPF, Amperestraat 10, 1221 GJ Hilversum, Netherlands.

Information on the NGO Forum is available on the WPF (http://www.wpf.org) and ICPD+5 web pages. WPF also has two special email addresses: ngoforum@wpf.org for inquiries and announcements concerning NGOs, and youth@wpf.org for information related to youth participation at the NGO Forum.

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