Media Advisory

Commission to Address Centrality of Population Issues to Future Development Plans

13 April 2015
Author: UNFPA
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Realizing the Future we Want: Integrating Population Issues Into Sustainable Development, including the Post-2015 Development Agenda, will be the focus of the Commission on Population and Development, which starts today at the United Nations. The Commission is held annually to follow up on the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development
This year’s session coincides with ongoing United Nations negotiations over the Post-2015 Development Agenda, providing an opportunity to reinforce the importance of sexual and reproductive health and young people for any future development efforts. During the session, which continues until 17 April, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will co-host two side events that highlight the centrality of population in national development. The events are: 
Monday, 13 April 
What: Reflections on the implications of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development in Africa beyond 2014; During the event, organized by the Permanent Mission of South Africa and UNFPA, various African countries will share their experiences in implementing the commitments in the Addis Declaration around adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights. 
Where: Conference Room 12, United Nations, New York
When: 1:15-2:30 PM
Wednesday, 15 April
What: Ensuring Human Rights within Family Planning; The event, organized by UNFPA and the World Health Organization, will feature the launch of a joint guidance on ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services.
When: 10 – 11:30 PM
Where: Conference Room 11, United Nations, New York
For more information, or to arrange interviews with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, please contact:
Omar Gharzeddine, +1 212 297 5028,