Failure to reach consensus on CPD51 resolution
The CPD closed with a strong statement delivered by the Tunisian delegation on behalf of 35 countries on the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to women and girls, but the Commission’s failure to adopt a final resolution profoundly disappointed CSO expectations. While in 2019 the 25th anniversary of the ICPD Programme of Action will be celebrated, the lack of political will and leadership to stand firmly for the non-negotiable demands of human dignity are seen as a threat to the status of the CPD and its future.
All the CPD-related documents and statements are available on its official website.
- CPD 2018: No agreement, but strong statements by like-minded countries – written by our member Rutgers
- The work for SRHR will continue – Feelings after CPD51 – written by our member Väestöliitto
- Arrow’s blogposts on its engagements during the CPD51: part 1 and part 2; and Arrow’s Response to the Continued Absence of an Outcome Document for CPD