The Actions We Need for the Future We Want – A Civil Society Red Flag

  • April 9, 2014

A statement signed by 731 civil society organizations calling for human rights to be central in the discussions that will shape the Post-2015 development agenda was delivered to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the 47th Commission on Population and Development on April 9, 2014.

A Feminist Vision for Sustainable Development

More than 60 feminists from 31 countries and 47 organizations gathered in upstate New York over three days to define a global feminist agenda for the next two years. The result is a bold call to action to world leaders.

UN Commission Closes With Strong Protection for Migrant Women

Late Friday night, the 46th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development wrapped up here in New York, and we’re happy to report the final resolution recognizes the critical need for migration policies that protect human rights and meet the needs of women and youth. You only need to read the…

UN Resolution Calls on Governments to Provide Sexual and Reproductive Health Services to Migrants

  • April 26, 2013

The International Women's Health Coalition welcomed a new UN resolution that makes clear that health services for migrant women must include sexual and reproductive health services, including emergency contraception and safe abortion for women who have been raped.

Statement by the Human Rights Caucus at the 46th UN Commission on Population and Development

  • April 24, 2013

This statement was delivered at the 46th Session of the Commission on Population and Development on behalf of the Human Rights Caucus, which is a group of 36 organizations working on sexual and reproductive health, human rights, and migrants' rights.

Youth Statement at the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, 46th Session

  • April 24, 2013

Statement of a coalition of young advocates and activists related to young people with respect to this year’s theme of migration (Delivered on April 24, 2013).

UN Commission Opens Session Focusing on Migrants' Rights

Yesterday, the UN’s Commission for Population and Development (CPD) opened its 46th session. The week-long session will focus on new trends in migration. In his opening remarks, Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), emphasized the rights of female migrants among the issues most important to UNFPA’s work. Osotimehin noted women…

A Victory for Young People at the United Nations

  • April 30, 2012

From April 23 to April 27, 2012, the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) met at the United Nations in New York City. The CPD is an annual week-long meeting at the UN where advocates and members states gather to create a resolution document that upholds the Programme of…

Ensuring that Young People Matter at CPD

  • April 30, 2012

From April 23 to April 27, 2012, the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) met at the United Nations in New York City. The CPD is an annual week-long meeting at the UN where advocates and members states gather to create a resolution document that upholds the Programme of Action…

Youth Stand Up Strong at the United Nations

Yesterday when I posted a link to Susanna’s post about Latina feminist activists demanding that governments meet their demands at the United Nations on Twitter, I got a quick reply from Marina Lacroix and Sara Coumans, who are tweeting for CHOICEforYouth while they are at the Commission on Population and Development…