The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) compiles a yearly report on the state of World Population which gives special attention to indicators which help tract the progress in meeting the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The area of focus this year is on Family Planning which not only has an impact on choice-and therefore family size-but also benefits women’s health, contributes to gender equality and also helps reduce poverty, bolsters economic development and plays a role in human capital formation.
The theme for this year is Family Planning, Human Rights and Sustainable Development.
The State of World population 2012, drawing on evidence based research, calls on developing and developed countries, international organizations and civil society to increase financial support and political commitment to ensure that rights-based family planning is available to all who want it, when they want it, and that services, supplies and information are of high quality; promote family planning as a right, the exercise of which enables the attainment of a whole range of other rights.
The Kenya National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) in collaboration with UNFPA has organised for the launch of the State of World Population Report 2012 in Kenya at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on Wednesday November 2012 from 10:30 – 1:00pm.
AFIDEP is supporting NCPD with the development of the “State of Kenya Population 2012” report and will be presenting policy recommendations at the launch of the State of World Population Report 2012. The Program for the launch can be downloaded as PDF