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The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was first held in 1994 in Cairo, Egypt. It was the largest conference ever to address the topic of population and development, with over 11,000 delegates representing government, media, and non-profit sectors. At the conference in Cairo, 179 countries endorsed the Programme of Action (PoA) – a plan to create a new approach to population by 2015. The PoA calls on the international community to steer away from population policies that look only at statistics, forcing policymakers to acknowledge the linkages of issues including poverty, human rights, the environment, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services and education, and empowerment of women and girls.  By guaranteeing the protection of sexual and reproductive rights on a global level, ICPD fosters dialogue and action on the social, economic and political barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.



There have been a number of regional consultations with civil society organizations, including youth organisations. You can find the list of these regional declarations and calls to action below:

Caribbean: Ochos Rios Declaration

Asia and the Pacific: Kuala Lumpur Call to Action

Africa: From Accra to ICPD Beyond 2014: Recommendations from African CSOs and Young People

Latin America: Compromiso de Montevideo

Central and Eastern Europe: Warsaw Call to Action


To visualise the ICPD+20 Review Process starting with the Global Surveys and Thematic Conferences up to the UNGASS in 2014 please click here for infographic prepared by YOUTHDOIT.COM

Check out the BEGINNERS GUIDE to the ICPD+20 Review Process by Youth Coalition

ICPD beyond 2014 Official Website:

GLOBAL YOUTH FORUM Official Website: and its historical outcome recognising youth sexual and reproductive health and rights


CPD Resolution on Youth and Adolescents - a groundbreaking UN document on youth rights!