Family Planning is the secretariat for the New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD). This group focuses on sexual and reproductive health, the rights of women and development issues.
POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN THE PACIFIC
We work closely with parliamentarians to keep them informed and updated on population and development issues in the Pacific and around the world.
Working with decision-makers at the highest level is an effective way to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights issues remain on the political agenda.
WHAT IS THE NZPPD?
The NZPPD is a voluntary cross-party group of parliamentarians who share an interest in increasing awareness of and prioritisation for sexual and reproductive health and rights issues in the Pacific region.
NZPPD was established in 1998 in response to the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its Programme of Action (PoA). The ICPD PoA, together with the more recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), inform the group’s priorities.
Similar parliamentary groups on population and development exist in other countries around the world.
NZPPD is a member of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development and regularly engages with counterparts, in particular from the Asia-Pacific region.
Explore the NZPPD Facebook page.
WHAT DOES THE NZPPD FOCUS ON?
The NZPPD’s activities focus on the Pacific region in the following strategic areas:
- sexual and reproductive health, including HIV and AIDS
- official development assistance
- improving the status of women
- sustainable development.
BECOMING AN NZPPD MEMBER
NZPPD is open to all Members of Parliament.
To learn more about NZPPD view New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) – an invitation to Members of Parliament.
To become a member please complete the NZPPD Membership Form.
Every three years, the NZPPD organises an Open Hearing. The findings of these Open Hearings are available in the following reports:
- 2015: Engaging Boys and Men in Sexual and Reproductive Health (PDF)
- 2012: Pacific Youth: Their Rights, Our Future (PDF)
- 2009: Making Maternal Health Matter (PDF)
Photo credit: AFPPD
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