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PAI Statement on the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

For Immediate Release

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Katie Unthank

Director of Strategic Communications

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PAI applauds the final resolution that was adopted out of the 54th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD). The resolution, which has been agreed to after several years of difficult negotiations without an outcome, reinforces the Commission’s important mandate and reaffirms the importance of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

Not only does the outcome resolution maintain previously agreed upon language on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, but it also stresses the intersection of COVID-19 and universal health coverage in achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. Equally important, the resolution underscores the link between the pandemic, food security and the disproportionate impact of these intertwined issues on the health and safety of women, girls and other marginalized populations.

The adoption of the resolution from this year’s CPD session demonstrates Member States’ commitment to the International Conference on Population and Development agenda and its Programme of Action. We look forward to seeing these commitments implemented at the country level with progressive policies and programs that enhance access to sexual and reproductive health services, strengthen food security and ensure universal health coverage for all.

View the adopted resolution here: https://undocs.org/en/E/CN.9/2021/L.5.




PAI champions policies that put women in charge of their reproductive health. We work with policymakers in Washington, D.C. and our network of partners around the world to remove roadblocks between women and the services and supplies they need. For over 55 years, we’ve helped women succeed by upholding their basic rights. To learn more, visit pai.org.

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