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The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which invigorated how the world thinks about population, development and reproductive rights. The ICPD underscored that investing in individual human rights, capabilities and dignity, across multiple sectors and throughout the life course, is the foundation of sustainable development. As part of in-country...
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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children. A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sex...
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The policy brief highlights the status of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) in Zambia. As part of key actions to prevent maternal and neonatal deaths, the Government of Zambia is providing Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services in health facilities, in line with Zambia's development aspirations.

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The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

12 November 2019
Accelerating the promise This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on...