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An Unfinished Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the 21st Century

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:04 PM

World leaders will descend on United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September to commemorate twenty years since the adoption of a landmark agreement known as the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD transformed the world's thinking about sustainable...

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Secure Africa's Future by Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for All

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 8:14 PM

African government leaders meet this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to chart a forward-looking agenda building on commitments made at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994. At that conference, governments placed the human rights and empowerment of women, including their reproductive...

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The Unfinished Cairo Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for All

(1) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM

The international community faces a historic opportunity. Nearly 20 years ago, in 1994, 179 nations committed to protect the reproductive health and rights of women and girls at the landmark UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. Those basic rights, which include the ability to...

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For Africa, Water Is Life

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2010 | 1:29 PM

This week marks World Water Day, and I am personally endorsing a report by African scientists that examines our continent's water resources and calls for our political leaders to work more closely with Africa's scientific community to develop answers to the challenges we face.

Water is essential for life. Safe,...

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