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International Conference on Population and Development

The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD or Cairo), convened under the auspices of the United Nations, took place in Cairo, Egypt, from September 5-13, 1994. During the conference, a 20-year Programme of Action was developed. Adopted by 179 governments, the Programme of Action marked a new understanding among world bodies that population and development are inextricably linked, and that women’s empowerment is the key to both. And, for the first time, the reproductive and sexual health and rights of women became a central element in an international agreement on population and development.

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