Commitment title:

Declaration of Commitment African and Asian Parliamentarians’ Meeting on Population and Development for ICPD+25, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 6 August 2019

Commitment description:

Parliamentarians and NC officers from 18 countries participating in the parliamentarian meeting on ICPD@25 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 5-6 August 2019 commited to:
1. Formulate policies that promote social, agricultural and economic development and environmental protection that can create enabling conditions for reproductive health and rights for all;
2. Formulate and implement comprehensive socio-economic policies and programmes that allow both developed and developing countries to go through a balanced fertility transition for building a sustainable society;
3. Emphasize the importance of investment in youth, as the main actors for population, reproductive health, gender equality, economic and social development and environmental protection and encourage governments to create investment opportunities for the youth;
4. Continue to advocate for the full implementation of the ICPD promise of universal access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, as affirmed in the SDGs, as vital to deliver the vision for a world where preventable maternal deaths are fully prevented, where unmet need for family planning is zero, where gender-based violence and harmful practices are eliminated, and where young people can live healthy and productive lives;
5. Ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected, protected and fulfilled as set forth in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights;
6. Support initiation and enactment of legislation and policies that link national constitutions to the ICPD agenda with people's rights perspectives, health, education, planning and economic development;
7. Enact laws, policies and programmes to prevent and protect all persons from discrimination, stigmatization and violence, including gender-based violence; and to amend laws, policies and programmes that address violation of human rights and discrimination on the basis of gender, sexuality and ethnicity;
We would like to read full statement in Nairobi Summit

Mode of engagement:
  • Policy and guidance
    The adopted recommendation of Tanzania Meeting call parliamentarains to enhance and improve policies and develop guidance on population related issues in tehir respectful countries.
Commitment to be actioned in: Africa
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.