Sexual rights: the missing element in the development agenda?

The 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development held last April at the UN headquarters in New York could not  end up on a final agreement, once again revealing the deep antagonisms in the international community around Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), which are constantly being challenged.

Most of these concepts have been developed, accepted and incorporated into international legal standards, such as the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 1994) and the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995). They have been incorporated into the strategic frameworks of subsequent development agendas such as the Millennium Development Goals (New York, 2000) and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

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Article from Serge Rabier, Research Fellow at Centre Virchow-Villermé, in The Conversation France, May 10, 2017.

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