State of World Population 2004

The Cairo Consensus at Ten: Population, Reproductive Health and The Global Effort to End Poverty

No. of pages: 124

Publication date: 2004

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 0-89714-720-0

Countries are making real progress in carrying out a bold global action plan that links poverty alleviation to women's rights and universal access to reproductive health. Ten years into the new era opened by the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, the quality and reach of family planning programmes have improved, safe motherhood and HIV prevention efforts are being scaled up, and governments embrace the ICPD Programme of Action as an essential blueprint for realizing development goals.