20 Years After Cairo

Editor’s Note: This is Part IV of a four part series on the implications and effects of the International Conference on Population and Development that took place twenty years ago in Cairo.

The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its outcome document, the Programme of Action, initiated a fierce tug-of-war between those in the UN system who oppose abortion, and those who promote it. That conflict continues unabated today. The Programme of Action is a compendium of analysis, opinion and recommendations, and some of it is clearly intended to legitimize and propagate…

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