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Sultanate to send high-level delegation to UNFPA summit

Sultanate to send high-level delegation to UNFPA summit

Asr Ahmed Toson, representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Oman, stated throughout a press briefing on Thursday that the governments of Kenya and Denmark, with each other with UNFPA, have agreed to convene a high-level summit to bring all stakeholders with each other to take action on the unfinished company of the ICPD Programme of Action.

He pointed out that the summit seeks to mobilise the efforts of international leaders in the face of outstanding challenges and current developments associated to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, in certain these focusing on the reproductive wellness and rights agenda.

“The summit, which will also be attended by a high-level delegation from Oman including senior officials from the National Centre for Statistics and Information, Supreme Council for Planning, Ministry of Health, will explain the linkages between those rights and the potential for demographic dividends and losses that may result from omission of these important development aspects,” Toson stated.

The summit aims to get a robust political commitment to the agenda of the international conference, which was held in Cairo in 1994, the year that witnessed the launch of the programme of the International Conference on Population and Development, as effectively as discovering political and economic momentum for advancement of the ICPD agenda as an indispensable component of the 2030 Plan, offering a complete platform for a wide variety of member states to meet about the universally applicable principle of rights and choices for all.

“The summit will provide appropriate platform for participants to study and evaluate the linkages and consistency of Cairo Declaration 2013 and 2030 Agenda and their goals. The discussions will seek for three days to identify priorities and emerging issues in the region.”

Presentations and discussions will determine trends and discover indicates to market the integration of population demographics and concerns of improvement organizing, enhancing monitoring and assessment.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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