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    IPPF plan 1988-90: adopted by the Members' Assembly, Tokyo, November 1986.

    International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]

    London, England, IPPF, 1987. ii, 27 p.

    Continuing the program directions adopted in the previous 1985-87 Plan, the 1988-90 Three Year Plan considers the need to sustain family planning associations (FPAs) in the roles and programs most suited to the needs of people in their countries. It is based on the experience of FPAs and is used selectively by them in the context of local priorities. Attention is directed to the objectives of each of the 7 action areas: strengthening the role and effectiveness of FPAs, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and other nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the planned parenthood movement; promotion of family planning as a basic human right; improving and expanding services for better family health; meeting needs of young people; women's development; male participation in family planning; and resource development. Strengthening management skills and program capacity at all levels of IPPF, including the opportunity for volunteer and staff development on a continuing basis needs to remain a priority. Specific objectives in this area include: intensifying understanding of the role of NGOs in family planning and promoting governmental, intergovernmental, and NGO collaboration in family planning activities; strengthening the contribution of volunteers; broadening community support and participation; and strengthening FPA capacity in the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of family planning programs. In the area of human rights, it is necessary to increase awareness and promote the exercise of family planning as a basic human right, to overcome obstacles to this objective, and to increase awareness of the interrelationship between people, resources, the environment, and development. IPPF still has an important pioneering role in demonstrating innovative, efficient, and cost-effective ways to expand the coverage of services whether through health-related service delivery systems or through other mechanisms such as social marketing. The Federation's Policy Statement on Meeting the Needs of Young People continues to provide the Federation with a broad framework for its efforts to work both for and with the younger generation. IPPF must maintain strong links with women's organizations and the women's development movement and provide technical assistance and support in the planning management and implementation of field programs. The Federation and other organizations must devote a more significant part of their resources to programs aimed at men. Strong international support for family planning continues to be essential, but increasing national self-reliance remains a key goal for IPPF.
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