As the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) progressed today, we encountered new roadblocks. Not about grounds passes and room reservations (much of that has been resolved — bravo!), but about the very essence of this Commission. Why we are here and what we’re expected to achieve.

Apparently, according to some delegations, the text we’re negotiating is not about human rights. Not about youth. We are here for population and development, and the negotiated text should reflect that focus.