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POPULATION AND POVERTY ACHIEVING EQUITY, EQUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES SERIES NUMBER 8 | 2003
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POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES First Published June 2003 New York, NY 10017 NOTES: The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the paper contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The designations employed and the presentation of material in this pub- lication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or con- cerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.The term ‘country’ as used in the text of this report refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas. The designations of ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries are intended for convenience and do not necessarily express a judgment about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the develop- ment process. Graphic Design and Production: Andy Musilli Cover photos: right edge : Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs (JHU/CCP) background :UNESCO Photobank Other titles in this series: PDS No.1 Population, Environment and Poverty Linkages: Operational Challenges August 2001 PDS No.2 Situation and Voices: The Older Poor and Excluded in South Africa and India April 2002 PDS No.3 Population Ageing and Development: Social, Health and Gender Issues April 2002 PDS No.4 Population and Housing Censuses: Strategies for Reducing Costs October 2002 PDS No.5 Population Ageing and Development: Operational Challenges in Developing Countries October 2002 PDS No.6 Global Population and Water: Access and Sustainability March 2003 PDS No.7 Counting the People: Constraining Census Costs and Assessing Alternative Approaches May 2003
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he Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) articulated a vision of popula- tion issues being central to poverty reduction and to improving the quality of life of the world’s people. The ICPD set a number of interde- pendent quantitative and qualitative goals and targets to be attained over a 20-year time period. These include universal access to compre- hensive reproductive health information and services, including family planning and sexual health; reductions in infant, child and maternal mortality, and universal access to primary education, with special atten- tion to closing the gender gap. The ICPD goals and objectives map closely to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), arising from the 2000 Millennium Declaration agreed to by 189 nations in September. Achieving the MDGs is critically dependent, inter alia , on making progress towards the ICPD goal of achieving universal access to reproductive health information and services. Increased access to quality reproductive health services contributes to reduced child and maternal mortality, helps combat HIV/AIDS, and promotes gender equality. Providing reproductive choices
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