The Conference is organized within the framework of the global ICPD beyond 2014 review on implementation of the Programme of Action agreed upon at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994 (ICPD PoA).
The Conference will bring together 200-250 representatives of governmental authorities, including high-level officials, academia and civil society organizations, as well as members of national parliaments and other national and international stakeholders to review the progress that has been made towards achieving the goals and objectives of the ICPD PoA in the UNECE region, identify neglected areas, and pinpoint what needs to be done to accelerate the implementation of the PoA and address the emerging issues. The Conference is also expected to make recommendations on future policy actions, synergies with the post-2015 UN Development agenda and on how to effectively place the rights, gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as of adolescents and youth, at the core of sustainable development.
The Regional report on the implementation of the ICPD PoA, based on the results of the global survey conducted in 2012 in UNECE Member States, will provide basis for the Conference debate. The Conference discussion will conclude with the Chairperson’s summary.
The Conference is organised jointly by UNECE and UNFPA.
Due to the large number of meetings held at the Palais des Nations, delays for delegate's registration are common and sometimes lengthy.
To avoid to be behind schedule, please note that UN Security (Pregny Gate) opens at 08:00 from Monday to Friday. Permanent Missions in Geneva are also allowed to pick up their country representative's badges on Friday evening.
Prior to the meeting, delegates are requested to present themselves, with a valid identification card/passport, at the UNOG Security and Safety Section, located at the Pregny entrance to obtain a security badge to enter the Palais (in case of a problem, please call 022 917 12 04).
The High-level Regional Conference will start at 09:30 on Monday 1st July, room XVIII (see map)