Project profile — International Parliamentarians' Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2018


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2018-08-29 - 2020-05-01
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (30.00%)
• America, regional (31.00%)
• Asia, regional (19.00%)
• Europe, regional (20.00%)


• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


Canada is hosting the International Parliamentarians’ Conference on 22-23 October 2018 in Ottawa. Approximately 500 participants are invited to attend, including over 300 parliamentarians from all regions of the world, representatives from the national, regional and global parliamentary groups and non-governmental organizations. The event focuses on parliamentarian action and civil society collaboration toward universal sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), in contribution to the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development’s Programme of Action. It is co-organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development, and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced collaboration between parliamentarians and civil society actors toward universal SRHR; (2) enhanced support for progressive SRHR and gender equality policies within national parliamentary contexts, in over 100 countries; and (3) increased support for SRHR and gender equality in international assistance initiatives among the top 20 UNFPA donor countries through parliamentarian advocacy.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) dialogue between parliamentarians and civil society actors on SRHR and gender equality issues was enhanced; (2) engagement of parliamentarians in national, regional, and international networks on SRHR was increased; and (3) over 90 parliamentarians adopted the Ottawa Statement of Commitment, which included concrete actions to uphold universal SRHR, including comprehensive sexuality education and abortion services where legal, within their national contexts and globally – a landmark moment in lead up to Women Deliver 2019 and the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Other technical assistance
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