Report of the International Forum for the Operational Review and Appraisal of the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) - Attendance



Election of Forum Office-bearers and other Matters

Functioning of the Forum

Findings and Proposed Actions

Creating an Enabling Environment

Enhancing Gender Equality, Equity and Empowerment of Women

Promoting Reproductive Health, Including Family Planning and Sexual Health, and Reproductive Rights

Strengthening Partnerships

Mobilizing and Monitoring Resources

6. Ministers and senior officials from the following 177 countries and territories participated in the Forum:

Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

7. In addition to the representatives of the United Nations Population Fund, the Forum was attended by representatives from the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Attending from the United Nations were: the Population Division, the Division for the Advancement of Women and the NGO section of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Department of Public Information, the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service, the United Nations Staff College Project, and the World Food Programme (WFP).

8. Attending from the Regional Commissions of the United Nations were the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

9. The United Nations specialized agencies attending the Forum were the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). International financial institutions that participated were the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank.

10. The following intergovernmental organizations were represented: the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Organization for Migration, the League of Arab States, the OPEC Fund for International Development, the Organization of African Unity, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Partners in Population and Development, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

11. The following treaty bodies were represented at the Forum: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and the Human Rights Committee.

12. Regional parliamentary groups represented at the Forum were the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development; the Working Group on Population, Sustainable Development and Reproductive Health of the European Parliament; the Forum of African and Arab Parliamentarians on Population and Development; the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development; the International Medical Parliamentarians Organization; and Parliamentarians for Global Action.

13. Foundations who attended were the Ford Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rotary International Fellowship on Population and Development, the Rutgers Foundations, the Summit Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the United States Committee for UNFPA, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the William H. Gates Foundation.

14. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the World Population Foundation attended as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as did numerous NGOs that had attended the associated NGO and Youth Forums prior to the convening of The Hague Forum. Their names are available from the organizers of those Forums - the World Population Foundation.

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