Reducing Poverty and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Arguments for Investing in Reproductive Health and Rights

No. of pages: 24

Publication date: 2005

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

This publication, which consists of two parts, underscores the importance of population issues, including reproductive health, as a critical component of national efforts to reduce poverty and achieve the MDGs.

The first part highlights key arguments on the benefits to be gained when governments make reproductive health and rights a development priority.

The second part includes the "Stockholm Call to Action", a list of practical ways to invest in reproductive health which was endorsed by a number of ministers, parliamentarians and leaders of multilateral agencies, civil society and youth organizations earlier this year.