torsdag 31 maj 2012

Slutdokumentet från ICPD Istanbul

Istanbul Statement of Commitment

Keeping Promises – Measuring Results

We the representatives of our people from all the regions of the world gather in Istanbul, Turkey, from 24-25 May 2012, to set a course of continued action in the coming years for the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) by 2014 and beyond. 
This meeting takes place at a key moment as we engage in national, regional and global reviews of the implementation of the Programme of Action. We will also have the opportunity to influence the definition of a new international development framework to follow the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 through on-going national consultations. We must mobilize our constituents, parties and governments to ensure that the vision, principles, objectives and goals of the ICPD Programme of Action are advanced through these two key processes, emphasizing that the new development agenda supports human rights, equity, equal opportunity, and democratic principles.

We note that while some progress has been made by our countries towards the achievement of the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development, challenges remain to put concrete measures in place to fully implement the agenda.  This calls for, amongst others, systematically integrating population dynamics in national and international development strategies and policies, addressing ageing and lowering fertility, climate change, natural disasters, conflict and displacement, reversing the HIV pandemic and comprehensively addressing international migration i the context of the ICPD.   
Towards this end, we reaffirm our commitment to the ICPD Programme of Action, recognizing that its implementation  is essential for countries to reduce poverty, and social and economic  inequality, improve the lives of all their peoples, safeguard the health and rights of women, men, girls and boys, including sexual and reproductive health and rights,  promote gender equality and women’s health, create conditions in which all can live in dignity, protect the environment and ensure sustainable development. We further reaffirm the commitments made at the previous IPCIs and stress our commitment to act with a sense of urgency.

We Parliamentarians, consistent with the principles of the ICPD, are determined to play our roles in:

 I. Mobilising the Necessary Resources for the ICPD agenda

We will advocate for the allocation of increased funding for the entire implementation of the ICPD agenda from national budgets, external donors and other sources, including the private sector, both local and multinational, especially to fulfil sexual and reproductive rights and to achieve access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, information and comprehensive sexuality education for youth and maternal health coverage.

 We will:

1. Work with the Governments involved in the Family Planning Summit and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, to ensure that no new funding mechanisms are created for the resources to be made available for the family planning initiative in order to ensure scaling up of activities in commodity security, including influencing market mechanisms, social mobilization and strengthening health systems.

2. Engage both our executive bodies and donors to ensure resources for the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, and ensuring that funding is channelled in a coherent, coordinated, and transparent manner. 

3.  Strengthen our national, regional and global parliamentary networks and engage leaders of G8 and G20 countries to include in their agenda a review of the implementation of the commitments to women and children’s health at the G8 Summit in Muskoka, Canada in 2010. 

4. Hold parliamentary hearings to assess the contributions of our Governments with a view to ensuring compliance with international commitments. 

5. Include in the agenda of our parliaments an annual debate on trends and other factors related to and impacting funding for sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning. Furthermore, request reports, as part of the annual budget process, on measures to eliminate distortions in allocation of resources to various components of the ICPD agenda and ensure equity in the allocation of resources through the budget process and advocate for such outcomes in parliamentary debates.

6.  Strive to attain at least 10 per cent of national development budgets and development assistance budgets for population and reproductive health programmes including HIV and AIDS prevention and especially, family planning and reproductive health commodities, and further ensure the target of 0.7 per cent of GNP for official development assistance is met.

II. Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight in the Implementation of the ICPD agenda

We commit to pass appropriate legislation, review existing legislation and mobilize strong support for laws consistent with the ICPD agenda as well as to monitor implementation and hold governments accountable, so that, such laws lead to sustainable development.

We will:

1. Request relevant government bodies and civil society partners to map the areas of the ICPD that require legislative focus and hold hearings to identify the needs and interests of our communities in order to promote appropriate legislation.

2. Involve all relevant partners, especially civil society organizations, women, and youth, in the drafting of legislation on ICPD issues to ensure such laws reflect the broad spectrum of development needs of our peoples.
3. Hold hearings on the sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning, indicators, including coverage of services for various population groups, especially youth and vulnerable groups.  Indicators should aim to assess the coverage of the range of services in the Programme of Action and the methods of data collection, including disaggregated data according
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