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AFPPD 2015 First Quarter Newsletter



Fourth Annual UNFPA-AFPPD National Committees Planning Session
Strengthening partnerships between national committees and UNFPA country offices was the core objective of the 'Fourth Annual UNFPA-AFPPD National Committees Planning Session' last January 28-29, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day meeting gathered over 40 participants that include parliamentarians, representatives of national committees, partner organisations and representatives of UNFPA country offices. Sessions of the planning meeting were designed to encourage collaborative efforts in implementing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of action into the post 2015 development framework. Read more.

International Steering Committee Meeting: 8th APCRSHR
The International Steering Committee for the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights met at Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar on February 4, 2015. This meeting is a follow up to the meeting last September 4, 2014 when initial agenda for the Nay Pyi Daw meeting was set. Read more.

Timor Leste, Law against Domestic Violence discussed on Women's Day
Timor Leste had a meaningful celebration of the 2015 International Day of Women (March 8). As part of the campaign to fully implement the Beijing Declaration Platform of Action, Centre for Capacity Building and Information on Gender Equality (CEGEN) at the Parliament of Timor-Leste and the Grupo das Mulheres Parlamentares de Timor-Leste Women's Group of the Parliament of Timor-Leste... Read more.

Keynotes from the Chair at the 4th UNFPA- AFPPD NatComm Planning Session

• As we enter into an ageing society, universal health is becoming a more important concept and needs to be carefully considered and designed to create a comfortable, fair and equitable society;
• We need to look at the breakdown of achievements in MDGs because while they show an overall improvement, there is also a widening gap evident at the sub-national level; Read more.

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