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Asia and the Pacific Regional Forum on Strengthening Partnerships with Faith-Based Organisations in Addressing ICPD

A Report on the Conference Proceedings Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5 - 6 May, 2008

Author: UNFPA
No. of pages: 66
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: UNFPA
Available languages: English
ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-89714-896-2
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Building on a legacy spanning three decades, UNFPA Country Offices in the Asia-Pacific region and their faith-based partners came together for  a two-day consultation to assess the nature and impact of these partnerships in the areas of maternal health, gender equality, migration and youth welfare. This report documents the experiences and lessons learned from the varied initiatives of faith-based organizations, as well as the best practices emanating from these strategic alliances around the region. The discussions, recommendations for action and the many voices of critical faith-based actors, are all documented in this report.

Following closely on the heels of earlier regional FBO consultations in Africa, this forum presented a unique opportunity to reflect on progress towards critical Millennium Developmen Goal targets together with diverse faith-based and inter-faith representatives. The Asia and the Pacific regional forum also enabled the formal launch of the regional Interfaith Network on Population and Development.