The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held in Cairo, Egypt in September 1994. At the ICPD, 179 nations created and agreed on a 20-year vision (the Programme of Action), which set goals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, women's empowerment, human rights and resource mobilization.

At the midpoint of ICPD implementation, the World Leaders Statement reaffirms the vision that was set forth in the Programme of Action. The statement is obtaining signatures from key leaders in the social, scientific and political sectors. The shared commitment that is demonstrated with these signatures will help to reinvigorate the momentum and reaffirm the dedication to achieving the ICPD's goals.

The World Leaders Statement is a project of the Summit Foundation and the UN Foundation on behalf of the myriad of people and institutions around the world supportive of implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.



The World Leaders Supporting the ICPD Statement is a project of the Summit
Foundation and the United Nations Foundation, which support efforts to
implement the ICPD Programme of Action around the world.

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