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Matthew Stockton
on Tue, February 26, 2013 at 03.08 pm

Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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This document is the Outcome Document to be adopted in the 'Global Leadership Meeting on Population Dynamics in the context of the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda'.

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Sarah Fisher from
Fri, March 22, 2013 at 12.39 pm
The Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA) welcomes this draft report and its recommendations. The advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender equality is critical for addressing and seizing the opportunities associated with population dynamics, and for the overall achievement of sustainable development. Population dynamics and SRHR must be recognised as cross-cutting issues that are crucial to each of the environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Only when universal access to reproductive health is realized (MDG 5B), and all women have the ability to choose the number, timing and spacing of their pregnancies can sustainable development be achieved. As such, we recommend that targets and indicators focusing on SRHR, including those relating to access to SRHR services and unmet need for contraception, are integrated across relevant development goals. For example those which population dynamics and SRHR have implications for by shaping demand for, supply and quality of, essential resources and services such as water, food, health and education.

In this way population dynamics, including population growth/size, migration, urbanization and ageing, determine the scale and shape of the development challenges we face. This highlights the importance of systematic use of population data to develop forward-looking development policies, strategies, goals and targets based on projected changes in population size, location and age structures, and we fully support the recommendations relating to this.
Marianne Haslegrave from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sun, March 17, 2013 at 07.39 am
Thank you for the comprehensive report on the thematic consultation that strongly reflects the concerns of civil society that sexual and reproductive health and rights must be fully included in the post-2015 development framework. The inclusion of comprehensive sexuality education is also important and links with the outcomes of the e-discussions on education.
Matthew Stockton
Thu, March 14, 2013 at 02.26 pm
I would like to make visitors aware that I have updated the outcome document with the final draft from Dhaka dated 14 March 2013. Please note that some of the errors contained in the previous draft were corrected in this version.
Sono Aibe from
Mon, March 4, 2013 at 10.59 pm
Thank you for the excellent work to date. Sexual and reproductive health education, and sometimes even services, to young people can be provided as an integral part of life skills education or workers' education/training programs--that way we could bring in the corporate sector more into the fold to engage in these issues linked to their interest in workforce retention and development.
Matthew Stockton from
Wed, February 27, 2013 at 05.14 pm
Hi Sarah, thanks for your comment. The document will be presented in Dhaka so I think the latest possible deadline would be the 10th March.
Sarah Green from
Wed, February 27, 2013 at 04.04 pm
Could you kindly advise when the deadline for submitting comments to this report is?
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