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    Cairo Programme of Action: the role of civil society.

    IPPF AND CAIRO PLUS 5. 1998 Aug; (3):1.

    The 20-year Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 both recognizes the vital role played by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector in population and development, and calls for greater and more structured cooperation between these groups. Indeed the language on the role of NGOs and civil society was the strongest to have ever come out of a UN conference and reflects an extraordinary level of participation by NGOs in the conference and its 3-year preparatory process. NGOs will be fully involved in the 5-year review process of the ICPD participating in both the NGO Forum and International Forum in the Hague in February 1999, as well as providing input into the UN Commission on Population and Development in March 1999 and UN General Assembly Special Session in June 1999. (full text)
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