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New York, New York, United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA], 2006. 88 p.The resource pack takes the form of brief "sheets" on a range of issues. The sheets are relatively independent of each other, but are organised into different sub-topics (as outlined in the Structure section on page 10). A user does not need to read through all the sheets at one sitting, but rather can use them as needed. Each topic contains references to further reading. In some cases, these are the main source for what is written in the resource pack; in other cases, they refer to related writing. The sheets also describe a range of experiences of using GRB in different countries to illustrate different aspects and tools. These examples include some in which gender was not incorporated, despite opportunities to do so. The resource pack builds on, rather than repeats, the existing general materials on GRB. In particular, it should be seen as a complement to the BRIDGE resource pack and to the Commonwealth Secretariat's publication, Engendering Budgets: A practitioner's guide to understanding and implementing gender-responsive budgets. (excerpt)
International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2007 Jun; 97(3):227-228.The Alliance for Women's Health is a FIGO-based interagency consortium, comprising the World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund, World Bank, UNICEF, International Planned Parenthood Federation, International Confederation of Midwives and International Pediatric Association. In conjunction with the XVIII World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Kuala Lumpur in November 2006, the Alliance held a precongress workshop examining access in five priority emerging issues: human papillomavirus vaccine/cervical cancer screening, emergency contraception, adolescent reproductive health, emergency obstetric care and sexually transmitted infections. Reports from the five working groups, published in this and subsequent issues of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, provide current evidence-based recommendations on improving access to sexual and reproductive health services supported by applicable rights. The World Bank presented a framework for the discussion during theopening plenary session. The importance of sexual and reproductive health services is well recognized and was articulated in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development which was held in Cairo in 1994. However, the inclusion of universal access to reproductive health as a target for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) only occurred in October 2006 after prolonged negotiations reflecting the reluctance, in circles of influence, to provide support where there are certain sociopolitical sensitivities. (excerpt)
Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Perspectives and Prospects, April 20-21, 1998, Paris, France.
Washington, D.C., World Bank, Social Development Department, Post-Conflict Unit, 1998 Aug. 44 p.As part of a global workshop series on the transition from war to peace, the World Bank Post-Conflict Unit, in collaboration with the World Bank's Paris Office, held a workshop focusing on conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction in Paris, France, April 20-21, 1998. The meeting involved two distinct but interrelated efforts to bring together existing thinking about the area of post-conflict reconstruction. The first day was dedicated to exploring ways that development assistance and private investment can address the root causes of conflict. The second day of the Paris conference was planned as a follow-up to an October 1997 conference sponsored by the US Agency for International Development's Office of Transition Initiatives. The 1997 conference brought together donor agencies' newly-created post-conflict offices, with the aim of gaining a clearer vision of how governments and multilateral organizations are moving forward to address the operational needs that have emerged since the end of the Cold War.
Liege, Belgium, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP], 1994. 20 p. (Policy and Research Papers No. 1)This policy and research paper addresses the contributions of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in the preparatory meeting, in its international conferences, and in its own activities. Most IUSSP members are also involved with ICPD planning as staff or consultants for the UN, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. Many IUSSP are involved in the Expert Group meetings preparatory to ICPD. IUSSP members are involved daily in development planning or social welfare policies in a research or academic teaching capacity. Every 4 years the IUSSP has an international conference to review the state of knowledge worldwide and to indicate where the gaps in knowledge are. IUSSP also holds regional and thematic conferences. The Scientific Committees and Working Groups share similar interests with the ICPD working groups on fertility, adult mortality, historical demography, population and health and family planning, gender and population, south-north migration, anthropological demography, population and the environment, economic demography, computer software, and AIDS. Special policy monographs are being prepared for the ICPD meetings. Thirty-two recommendations were made at the 1993 IUSSP Conference in Montreal and pertained to health, education, economic opportunities, the role of adolescents, and the role of men. The view was held that women's advances in health, education, employment, sexuality, and family planning were mutually reinforcing and should be focused on as a whole. The promotion of women's empowerment was considered important in both private and public spheres. Recognition was given to the importance of gender relations in the household and compatibility with other interventions. Family responsibilities should include men. Regional population growth rates are different and will require adequate attention. 162 recommendations were made regarding population policies.