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Fijian delegation attend Population and Development conference

November 28, 2018 10:01 pm

A five-member government delegation attended the Conference on the Mid Term Review of the Asian and Pacific Declaration on Population and Development in Bangkok which started on Sunday and ended yesterday.

The delegation was headed by the Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Josefa Koroivueta.

The regional forum serves to review the implementation of commitments towards the Ministerial Declaration on Population Development in the Sixth Asia Pacific Population Conference of 2013.

Essentially, it recognizes that people are at the center of concerns for sustainable development.

The mid-term review aims to identify success indicators, lessons learnt, priority actions and emerging trends of population development across the Asia Pacific Region.

Fiji’s Country Statement summarized the achievements across age cohorts with specific attention to socio- economic empowerment, with a close attention to ageing, child protection, disability, youth and gender empowerment, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The challenges for population development agendas point to data and information management systems as well as having a monitoring framework that will assist local, regional and international reporting on population development to realize the sustainable development goals.