Tuesday 2 April at 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM in Conference Room 7, UNHQ.
The Permanent Missions of the Philippines and Norway, together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - as Chair of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Religion and Development, UN AIDS, ACT Alliance, Faith to Action Network, World Council of Churches, Islamic Relief-USA, The Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue (at the Jewish Theological Seminary) invite you to a side-event at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) 2019 on
Faith-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health from a Human Rights’ perspective
When: 2 April, 2019 at 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Where: Conference room 7, UNHQ.
Light lunch will be served from 12:55
Despite the efforts made by the international community over the last decades, we have seen an increased polarisation in the areas of human rights, and especially with regards to gender equality and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and reproductive rights (RR). Religious actors have great influence over matters to do with population and development, including SRH, RR and gender equality - reaching from the delivery of health and education services, to the role religious leaders and other religious authorities have, as “norm setters”, legislators and advocates on the national and global scene.
We will hear from faith-inspired rights’ actors on the main theme of the CPD, “Review and appraisal of the Program of Action of the ICPD and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
Join us for an interactive discussion which will bring together diverse prospective and provide the opportunity to share our experiences with one another.
If you need a UN pass to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on March 29.
If you already have access to the UN, you do not need to register.