Commitment title:

Commitment Category 1: ICPD Programme of Action and SDGs - Double commitment, double effort to align and collaborate implementation

Commitment description:

Our Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) is aligned to the SDG’s with a vision for all Cook Islands people “To enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment”, The NSDP articulates our plan for development under 16 national goals that represent our aspirations across different dimensions of our economy including; Strengthening resilience to climate change and natural disaster, ensuring a sustainable population engaged in its own development, accelerating gender equality and empower women and girls, advancing the rights of youth, disabled persons and the elderly and improved health outcomes. We commit to doubling-up all efforts for the full and effective implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action and the SDGs as we seek to update our National Sustainable Development Plan to 2030.

Measure: We the Government of the Cook Islands commit to developing our nation’s first Population Policy involving all key ministries at every step of the policy development process within the next three years and aligning all new underpinning Social Policy with the ICPD program.


Modes of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Plan Cook Islands National Population Policy
  • Programmatic action
    Cook Islands National Health Strategy
Commitment to be actioned in: Cook Islands
Submitted from: Cook Islands
Submitted by
Government of the Cook Islands
Commitment category

(1)  Intensify our efforts for the full, effective and accelerated implementation and funding of the ICPD Programme of Action, Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the ICPD, the outcomes of its reviews, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.