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Launch event SWOP 2018 - The power of choice: Reproductive Rights and the Demographic Transition

Choice can change the world. This perspective played a central role on Wednesday, 17 October, during the launch of the State of the World Population 2018 report at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. The launch of the report is organised on a yearly basis in cooperation with Rutgers, UNFPA and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

How do the Netherlands and UNFPA address the demographic transition in policy and practice? What strategies are used by non-governmental organizations to ensure freedom of choice in challenging environments? 

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Rutgers joins CSOs at UNECE Regional Meeting on ICPD+25

On October 1st and 2nd, the UNECE Regional Conference on ICDP+25, titled “Enabling Choices: Population Dynamics and Sustainable Development”, took place in Geneva. Rutgers took part in several ways. Ody Neisingh, advocate at Rutgers, was part of the Dutch governmental delegation and there was a joint statement from CSOs. 

The conference was preceded by a CSO meeting, where Yvonne Bogaarts moderated the panel session on “Making changes – ICPD+25 looking forward” dealing with issues related to accountability, financing, strengthening the link to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ageing, youth participation and partnerships.

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