Commitment title:

Declaration of Commitment the 31st Asian Parliamentarians' Meeting on Population and Development ICPD25: Moving Forward the Unfinished Business of the ICPD

Commitment description:

Based on adopted Declaration: members of parliaments from Asia and the Pacific regions, participated in the Asian Parliamentarians Meeting on ICPD25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-24 October 2019;
Taking into account the results, challenges and recommendations of the regional and global reviews of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, and Looking forward to celebrating ICPD@25 and UNFPA@50 at the Nairobi Summit, Nairobi, Kenya, November 12-14, 2019, which signals an important juncture in efforts to achieve both the Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals' vision of leaving no one behind:

Acknowledge the remarkable progress achieved on multiple fronts since the 1994 ICPD in Cairo and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
Acknowledge that 'population' is equated with entire societies and nations and that without completing the unfinished business of the ICPD by urgently addressing the challenges to its full implementation, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be achieved by 2030;
Renew our commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the ICPD Programme of Action in Asia and the Pacific, and partner with UNFPA in implementing the ICPD agenda as a clear guide for Governments to formulate and implement rights-based population policies and programmes;
Affirm the perspective of the ICPPD, which emphasizes the strong relationship between population and sustainable development;
Recognize that population issues will not achieve substantial progress without sustainable social and economic development, where environmental issues are an integral part;
Recognize that parliamentarians are representative of the people of their respective countries, with a unique role to play in achieving sustainable development and finishing the unfinished business of ICPD via onsensus.
APDA would like this Statement (full version) to be red by Member of Parliament from Asia (recommended by APDA) in Nairobi Summit.

Mode of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    The adopted commitment calls for active involvement on policy-making and guidance on population related issues.
Commitment to be actioned in: Asia
Submitted from: Asia
Submitted by
The Asian Population and Development Association
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.