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Reproductive Health Policy Documents

Updated August 23, 2004

International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)
www.unfpa.org/ICPD/ICPD.HTM
ICPD Programme of Action (1994) and ICPD+5 review of progress since the ICPD conference (1999). Key documents are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

From Rhetoric to Reality: Delivering Reproductive Health Promises through Integrated Services
www.fhi.org/en/wsp/wspubs/rhetor.html
This FHI paper identifies policy and service delivery challenges in the integration of reproductive health and discusses issues such as composition of services, costs, and funding. The paper offers an historic view of experiences in formulating, implementing, and evaluating integrated services of national public-sector programs in developing countries.

National Population Family Development Board- Malaysia (NPFDB)
www.un.org/popin/regional/asiapac/malaysiz/welcome.htm
This site contains policy statements on Population, Family Development and Reproductive Health from NPFDB in Malaysia.

Progress In Human Reproduction Research No. 42 1997
The Global Burden of Reproductive Ill-Health
www.who.int/reproductive-health/hrp/progress/42/news42_1.en.html
This article describes the overall aims and goals of WHO's reproductive health program.

Reports from ICPD+5
From The Internet Scout Project. Copyright Internet Scout Project, 1994-1999.
http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
From February 6-12, 1999, official delegates representing governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from over 180 nations convened in The Hague, Netherlands, on the fifth anniversary of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The 1994 ICPD, held in Cairo, Egypt, has been lauded as one of the most successful global congresses ever, culminating with the unanimous endorsement of a comprehensive 20-year Programme of Action. Recognizing that individual health, rights, and well-being provide the foundation for sustainable development, the ICPD Programme of Action emphasizes the need for universal access to affordable reproductive health services, underscores the promotion of women's rights issues, and highlights the impact of the world's expanding population on the environment. The week-long international forum, dubbed ICPD+5, reviewed and appraised the progress made worldwide since the implementation of the Cairo agenda. With world population expected to exceed six billion in 1999, the UN plans to hold several special sessions on population and development throughout the year, based on the findings unearthed at the ICPD+5 forum.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) offers the most extensive resource on ICPD+5, providing background information, breaking news, and full-text reports and documents. Cairo+5, a site maintained by the Population Council—a nonprofit, nongovernmental research organization—includes a valuable guide and a report on ICPD and its current evaluation: the Guide to Research Findings on the Cairo Consensus, and From Cairo to Kayoro: Bringing Reproductive Health to a Village in Ghana. The Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) hosts a site that provides ICPD updates, task force information, media fact sheets, an electronic mailing list, and an interactive presentation (Flash) that gives a brief history of the ICPD process. The UN Population Information Network (POPIN) posts the full text of the ICPD Programme of Action, adopted by 179 countries in 1994, as well as ICPD+5, a five-year review and appraisal of the Programme's implementation. Population Action publishes Cairo Plus Five.

The United Nations Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/
Outlines the Mission Statement, Global Framework, Critical Areas of Concern, Strategic Objectives and Actions.

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