Global roundtable conference Sexual & reproductive health and rights for all [Archives:2004/769/Community]

September 2 2004

By Fahmia AL-Fotih
For the Yemen Times

Seven hundred invited leaders, activists, parliamentary and health experts, including 100 young people, from 109 countries gathered on Tuesday 31st August at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to mark the 10th anniversary of the program of Action.
The program of Action, developed at the 1994 International conference on Population and Development (ICPD) – also called the Cairo Consensus – was the product of more that three decades of worldwide debate on how best to promote reproductive health, combat poverty and advance human well-being.
During the gathering, which concludes on 3rd September, speakers and discussion panels will evaluate the work of the past decade and plan future action towards the global goals of women's rights, poverty alleviation, and universal provision of information and services on sexual and reproductive health.
This Global Roundtable seeks to set clear priorities, recruit new allies, and focus on the critical role of young people in order to bring change to people's lives. Yemen was among the countries invited, and is represent by the Yemeni Family Care Association, that is a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the organizer.