ICPD+5 News Bulletin No. 2, 1 June 1998

No. 2, 1 June 1998

Five Year-review of the International Conference on Population and Development

United Nations Population Fund, 220 East 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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WELCOME to Issue No. 2 of the ICPD+5 News Bulletin on UNFPA-organized activities relating to the five-year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The News Bulletin is a monthly feature produced for all partners interested in the activities and events leading up to The Hague Forum on ICPD implementation on 8-12 February 1999; and the General Assembly Special Session on the review and appraisal of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action in New York on 30 June-2 July, 1999. To receive the News Bulletin, please send us your e-mail, fax or office address and we will add you to the list of subscribers.

RECENT AND UPCOMING MEETINGS

25-27 March: A "High-level Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD and the Bali Declaration on Population and Sustainable Development and to Make Further Recommendations for Further Action" was held in Bangkok. The meeting was convened by the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and UNFPA. Copies of the final draft report and key future actions required to achieve the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action and Bali Declaration; and an ESCAP Commission resolution on "Mobilization of human and financial resources for further implementation of actions to achieve the population and development goals of the ESCAP region" will be available from the Population Division/ESCAP. Their telephone and fax number in Bangkok is: (662) 288-1512/(662) 288-1009, respectively.

14-17 April: A round table on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Assessing the Impact of the ICPD was held at the Ford Foundation in New York. The final report from that meeting, which identifies successes, constraints and key future actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action in this area will be available by mid-June. The report will be posted on the UNFPA ICPD+5 web page at that time. The agenda, participants’ list and news items about the round table are currently posted on the web page.

13-14 May: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and UNFPA held a regional review on the ICPD in Aruba. The ECLAC sessional Ad Hoc Committee on Population and Development adopted a resolution on ICPD+5, entitled "Population and development: Preparations for the regional appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD." Copies of the draft meeting report will be available mid-June ‘98 through ECLAC, based in Santiago, Chile. ECLAC telephone and fax numbers: (56-2) 210-2000/(56-2) 208-0252, respectively. The final titled report and the above resolution will be available in July ‘98 at ECLAC and CELADE’s website at: http://www.ECLAC.ORG/CELADE-Esp.

22-25 June: An Expert Round Table on Ensuring Reproductive Rights and Implementing Reproductive Health Programmes, Including Women’s Empowerment, Male Involvement and Human Rights will take place in Kampala, Uganda. The agenda, participants’ list and background on the round table will available on the web page prior to the meeting.

29 June-3 July: A Technical Symposium on International Migration and Development will be held in The Hague. The meeting of technical experts is an activity of the Working Group on International Migration of the Task Force on Basic Social Services for All, a U.N. inter-agency body. The final report from the meeting will be available in the summer through UNFPA.

27-30 July: A round table on Participation with Civil Society in the Implementation of the Programme of Action will take place in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The agenda, participants’ list and background on the round table will be available on the UNFPA ICPD+5 web page prior to the meeting.

PRE-HAGUE FORUM EVENTS

A global parliamentarian meeting and an NGO Forum will be held prior to the 8-12 February 1999 Hague Forum. Tentative dates for these meeting are 4-6 February 1999 and 6-7 February 1999, respectively. Both meetings will be held at the same site as The Hague Forum: Netherlands Congress Centre, Churchillplein 10, P.O. Box 82000, 2508 EA, The Hague, The Netherlands. The World Population Foundation (WPF), a Dutch NGO, is the local facilitator for organizations interested in participating in the NGO Forum. WPF can be contacted at: (31) 35-6422304 (Tel.)/(31) 35-642-1462 (Fax)/office@wpf.org. Correspondence may be addressed to: WPF, Amperestraat 10, 1221 GJ Hilversum, Netherlands. Information on the NGO Forum will be available on the WPF (http://www.wpf.org) and ICPD+5 web pages. WPF also has two special e-mail addresses: ngoforum@wpf.org for inquiries and announcements concerning NGOs and youth@wpf.org for information related to youth.

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