UN / CAIRO PROGRAMME OF ACTION

16-Jul-2019 00:02:23
Marking the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, UN chief Antonio Guterres said, “completing the unfinished business of the Cairo Conference will put us on course to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to ensure lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / CAIRO PROGRAMME OF ACTION
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DATELINE: 16 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

16 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Completing the unfinished business of the Cairo Conference will put us on course to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to ensure lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.”
4. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Many of the policies set out in Cairo Programme of Action, from tackling inequality and environmental degradation, to promoting gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health, remain fundamental to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed two decades later. This is a testament to the enduring legacy of Cairo.”
6. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“Many of the issues raised in Cairo have only become more urgent in the past 25 years. Population growth is a sign of human achievement, since it means people are living longer, healthier lives. But it also has contributed to an increase in global production and consumption. This is one more reason to adjust our production and consumption habits to avert even more serious consequences for lives and livelihoods, especially for the most vulnerable. We must remember that we are still losing the race against climate change.”
8. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“As the Cairo Programme of Action recognizes, women’s rights and access to sexual and reproductive health are an essential response to demographic trends that could undermine our efforts to achieve sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all.”
10. Wide shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly:
“We need to put in place now adequate education, labour and social protection frameworks to manage these transitions – and to accommodate technological advances, such as automation, which bring great opportunities but could put an estimated two-thirds of jobs in developing countries at risk.”
12. Wide shot, General Assembly Hall
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Marking the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, UN chief Antonio Guterres said, “completing the unfinished business of the Cairo Conference will put us on course to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to ensure lives of peace, prosperity and dignity for all.”

Addressing delegates at a commemorative plenary meeting today (16 Jul), Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “many of the policies set out in Cairo Programme of Action, from tackling inequality and environmental degradation, to promoting gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health, remain fundamental to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, agreed two decades later.”

He reiterated, “this is a testament to the enduring legacy of Cairo.”

The UN chief also said that many of the issues raised in Cairo “have only become more urgent in the past 25 years.”

He said, “population growth is a sign of human achievement, since it means people are living longer, healthier lives. But it also has contributed to an increase in global production and consumption. This is one more reason to adjust our production and consumption habits to avert even more serious consequences for lives and livelihoods, especially for the most vulnerable. We must remember that we are still losing the race against climate change.”

Guterres also noted that violence against women and girls affects one in three women worldwide. In parts of the world, and during conflict and emergencies, the figure is even higher. Globally, some 650 million women were married as children, and every day, more than 500 women and girls die during pregnancy and childbirth.

He stated that the world is seeing a global pushback on women’s rights, including reproductive rights and vital health services.

Guterres said, “As the Cairo Programme of Action recognizes, women’s rights and access to sexual and reproductive health are an essential response to demographic trends that could undermine our efforts to achieve sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all.”

Also addressing the delegates, President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa said,“we need to put in place now adequate education, labour and social protection frameworks to manage these transitions – and to accommodate technological advances, such as automation, which bring great opportunities but could put an estimated two-thirds of jobs in develping countries at risk.”

The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a bold new vision about the relationships between population, development and individual well-being. At the ICPD in Cairo, 179 countries adopted a forward-looking, 20-year Programme of Action (extended in 2010) that continues to serve as a comprehensive guide to people-centred development progress.
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