Commitment title:

Cook Islands Government National Statement of Commitment to the Nairobi ICPD25 Summit, 12-14 November 2019.

Commitment description:

We the Government of the Cook Islands commit to developing our nation’s first Population Policy within the next three years and aligning all new underpinning Social Policy with the ICPD program.

We commit to achieving zero unmet need for family planning information and services and universal availability of quality, affordable and safe modern contraceptives by no later than 2030; as contained in SDG target 3.7 and SDG target 5.6

We commit to continuing to ensure zero preventable maternal deaths as contained in SDG target 3.7 and SDG target 5.6. 

We will achieve this by strengthening the delivery of CSR in - and out-of-schools, aligning the curricula with the international technical guidance and reflecting the national evidence-base on adolescents and youth health and wellbeing;

We commit to transforming the lives of women and men away from GBV, promoting women empowerment and gender equality as means of ensuring zero gender based violence by no later than 2030.

Modes of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Plan National Population Policy National Youth Policy National Policy on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
  • Programmatic action
    Cook Islands National Health Strategy Kopu Tangata Matutu - Family Well-being Country Plan
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.