The Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation held a National Stakeholder Consultation on Wednesday, 11th July, on the Implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population & Development (MCPD). The MCPD is the region’s most important intergovernmental agreement on population and development and a fundamental part of the review process for the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its follow-up beyond 2014.
The follow-up and review of national progress in the implementation of the MCPD, will be the main objective of the Third Session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean to be held in November 2017, and this consultation was an opportunity for a wide and diverse range of stakeholders to help shape the country report for this year.
Attendees included officers from various ministries, including Economic Development, Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Health, as well the Department of Youth Services, international development agencies (UNDP, IOM and UNFPA), and civil service organizations such as BFLA, Petal, HelpAge, BAPDA, and UNIBAM. The Ministry wishes to thank all those who attended for their valuable contributions to this important report.