Committed to the Implementation of ICPD on the Road to 2030
We the Members of Parliament from all regions of the world, met in
Ottawa, Canada, on 22-23 October 2018 to participate in the seventh
International Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Implementation (IPCI) of the
International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which comes at a
significant time amidst preparations to mark the 25th Anniversary of
the 1994 ICPD Cairo conference.
We note that while progress has been made by our countries towards
the achievement of the goals and objectives of the ICPD, challenges remain to
implement fully the Programme of Action and achieve the sustainable development
goals (SDGs) by 2030.
We are concerned that despite the gains made in the past 24 years,
these gains have not been experienced equally by all, and that there is a
rising inequality within populations where a considerable number of people
continue to live in conditions of extreme poverty, without the fulfillment of
their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
We recognize that the
provision of sexual and reproductive health services, including family
planning, leads to a country’s social and economic progress.