United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Key policies and measures for realizing the decade of action and sustainable development: Full and effective Implementation of the ICPD Agenda as an accelerator for the SDGs
Sustainable development depends on systemic, comprehensive, and integrated investments in
populations to ensure that they can achieve their capabilities and contribute fully to development.
These include, inter alia, the fulfillment of dignity, equality and human rights including sexual and reproductive health and rights; universal access to quality education, decent work, and lifelong good health; security of place; accountable systems of governance based on transparent national data; and resilience in the face of environmental and other humanitarian threats. This summarizes the core message of the ICPD – that a fundamental commitment to individual dignity and human rights is the basis of a resilient and sustainable future.
2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the ICPD, and at its 52nd Session, the UN Commission on
Population and Development in 2019 emphasized that the full and effective implementation of the Programme of Action and the key actions for its further implementation are essential to achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, reiterated the importance of rights and choices for all, re-energized the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, as critical for achieving sustainable development.