01 July 2013 - 02 July 2013
Geneva, Switzerland

Population Priorities for the 21st Century

Wolfgang Lutz will give keynote at the High Level UNECE Regional Conference on ICPD beyond 2014

The UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 was a turning point in the way population issues were approached. It firmly placed the needs and rights of the individual at the heart of development policies and programs and envisioned a world where all people enjoy equal opportunities and freedoms to make choices and pursue their own life aspirations.

The regional conference headed "Enabling Choices: Population Priorities for the 21st Century" is organized by UNFPA and UNECE, and will be the culmination of the ICPD review in the UNECE region comprising Europe, Central Asia and North America. Based on the outcomes of the regional review, which will be launched at the conference, over 200 high-level experts from governments, civil society and academia, as well as members of parliaments and youth representatives will discuss strategies for action beyond 2014.

World Population Program leader Wolfgang Lutz will give the first thematic keynote, following the political keynote by former Finnish president Tarja Halonen.

Webcast of the UNECE Regional Conference

For more information please visit the ICPD beyond 2014 website.

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