Gohar Markosyan, the president of WFD, participated in the “International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Development”, held on September 2-4, 2009, in Berlin.
The forum marked the 15th anniversary of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and was jointly hosted by the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and supported by the MacArthur Foundation. It brought together over 400 activists, NGO leaders, and stakeholders working in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to share lessons learned and strategies for moving forward, while fostering collaboration to further advance the ICPD Program of Action. The Forum was a big success and reminded that the best way to continue to forward the ICPD agenda is through partnership in which we all contribute our diverse strengths.
In just a few days, after assessing gains and gaps in the advancement of sexual and reproductive health, rights and development, the participants were able to agree on the Berlin Call to Action and form the basis for Strategic Options for NGOs (SONGS).
You can download the full text in PDF: Berlin call to action