UNSG Report Highlights SRHR Worldwide

Last week, the United Nations Secretary-General's report on key issues emerging from the 2014 Commission on Population and Development (CPD) was made available online. The report, Recurrent themes and key elements identified during the sessions of the Commission on Population and Development, draws from statements delivered during CPD and provides a comprehensive overview on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide. The report also highlights remaining challenges in promoting SRHR to help guide future action.

This report is a useful advocacy tool for partners around the globe, and showcases promising resolutions and country statements. Key themes include the linkage between SRHR and poverty, engaging adolescents and youth, achieving gender equality, reducing gender-based violence, and the critical importance of adopting human rights-based approaches to development.

The UNSG found that governments worldwide are holding universal access to comprehensive, quality and integrated SRH as a top priority for global development, and see this access as essential to sustainable development and poverty reduction. States also emphasized the need for targeted investments to ensure the health of young people, with a focus on SRH information and services.

Read the report.
Read IPPF’s statement on the report.

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