This year's meetings dealt with the theme "Review and Appraisal of the Programme of Action
of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," in the presence of representatives from several Arab and international countries.
Among other things, the declaration covered the commitment of Member States to the principles and objectives stipulated in the Charter of the OIC and the OIC Programme of Action
, especially the relevant provisions pertaining to the consolidation and promotion of the foundations for unity and solidarity between Member States as well as with minorities and Muslim communities.
On Tuesday, March 20, the Philippines delivered the first statement at the Preparatory Committee for the Third United Nations Conference to Review Progress Made in the Implementation of the Programme of Action
to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.
This was stated in a speech delivered by the Permanent Representative, Jamal Fares Alrowaiei, on behalf of the Arab Group on Monday, March 19th 2018, during the start of the work of the Preparatory Committee for the Third Review Conference on the Programme of Action
to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, being held at the UN headquarters in New York on March 19-23.
United Nations, Muharram 24, 1438, Oct 25, 2016, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed it will maintain its commitment to the UN Programme of Action
to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, pointing at the same time to the Kingdom's efforts in the fight against the smuggling of weapons by the seizure of terrorist cells related to Iran, which smuggled weapons and explosives into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The reaffirmation came during the Mid-Term Review of Istanbul Programme of Action
(IPoA) for LDCs hosted by Turkey at Antalya from 27-29 May 2016.
The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
acknowledged that people of African descent were victims of slavery, the slave trade and colonialism, and continue to be victims of their consequences.
The CPD has a long history of producing strong outcomes, and for nearly 20 years has reached solid consensus on advancing and supporting full implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action
. This has been possible because of the willingness and good faith of governments to negotiate directly with one another.
The purpose of this Conference was to review 11 years of progress in implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action
, as well as adoption of the Vienna Programme of Action
In its resolution 65/234, on the follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014, the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene a special session in order to assess the status of implementation of the Programme of Action
of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and to renew political support for actions required for the full achievement of its goals and objectives.
Specifically, 179 countries negotiated and endorsed a 20-year Programme of Action
toward meeting a series of goals related to promoting women's health and rights, and to supporting sustainable development.