Minister of Social Development and Housing, Hon. Delma Thomas, travelled to New York on Sunday 6 April on State business. She will attend the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development organised by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).
The theme is “Assessment of the status of implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development.”
The session is scheduled to run from 7–11 April, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. There will be a general debate on national experiences, discussion on the annual ministerial review to take place in 2014, and the future programme of work.
The session is a follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 (ICPD Beyond 2014). In 1994, to deliver a more equal, sustainable future for a world of billions of people, 179 governments adopted a landmark 20 year Programme of Action, with key themes of:
- Poverty & Inequality
- Women & Girls
- Young People
- Reproductive Health & Rights
- Environmental Sustainability
- Urbanization & Migration
Minister Thomas is due to return to Grenada on the weekend of 12 April.