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Thoughts on the Unfinished Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

16th March 2012 3pm, University of Southampton 58/1009

Sara Seims, Population & Reproductive Health David and Lucile Packard Foundation

A joint CPC and Social Statistics & Demography seminar.

2014 will mark the end of the 20 year Programme of Action of the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. In 2015, new development cooperation goals will be set as the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) time frame also expires. During this period, there has been tangible progress in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and men but this advancement has been greater for some aspects of SRHR than for others . In addition, there remain serious inequities in SRHR around the world. As donors and developing country governments gear up to set goals for the post-MDG era, what should be the priorities for SRHR? Sara Seims, a veteran of the field and currently Senior Advisor for Population and Reproductive Health of the Packard Foundation, will share her thoughts on this question and propose some different ways in which donors and developing country governments can structure their aid agreements to improve the chances that these new priorities will be taken seriously.