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On the cluster of health, and population dynamics, the participants noted the need to take data on population dynamics into account in all policy planning. Information on key trends, such as the youth bulge in some countries, ageing population in other, migration and urbanization should guide planning. It was raised that the SDGs should cover issues not dealt with in the MDGs; such as non-communicable, neglected tropical and zoonotic diseases.

Universal health coverage was raised by many as a possible goal and an important tool to foster healthy populations. It was pointed out that in order to make this coverage feasible in all countries, the cost-effectiveness of medical care should be taken into consideration when planning heath care systems. Elimination of user fees and focus on access for most marginalized groups was highlighted.

Many participants stressed the importance of sexual and reproductive health education and rights for young people and their linkage to the ability to get education and employment, especially for girls. This was also seen as a way of empowerment.

Greater youth participation and input in the SD agenda and work was called for since the youth provide a fresh perspective on the evolving needs and concerns of the younger generation. At the same time, it was noted that the growing number of elderly people needs to be reflected in data collection and policy planning, especially in
health and social care.

(Excerpt from Co-Chair's meetings with the Major Groups and other
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Steering Committee
Members & Contributors
Name Organization
Anders HylanderHelpAge International
Ariella RojhaniNCD Alliance
Gil CakirDivision for Sustainable Development (UNDESA)
Keely BischLancet Commission on Investing in Health
Kelly NGYAHModern Advocacy Humanitarian Social and Rehabilitation Association
Matthew Reading SmithStakeholder Forum
Naiara Costa ChavesWorld Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
natalene poissonUnited Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Nicole CardinalSave the Children
Ola GoranssonUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Ross BaileyWaterAid
Sarah FisherPopulation and Sustainability Network
Simon RossPopulation Matters
Tcharbuahbokengo NFINNFederation of Environmental and Ecological Diversity for Agricultural Revampment and Human Rights (FEEDAR & HR)
Yunus ArikanICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
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