12th Session of the Open Working Group on SDG, Goal 5 – Gender: Emilia Reyes's Intervention

we caution against the use of a qualifier such as “in accordance with the program of Action of the ICPD” in a target on universal access to sexual and reproductive health. The new development framework demands a forward-looking outcome and such qualification is retrospective (1994) and would limit what can be achieved to ensure gender equality for women and girls.

Read Emilia Reyes’s (Equidad de Género, Mexico) combined position paper presented on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, during the 12th session of the OWG on SDGs, held at the UN Headquarters from 16-20 June 2014.

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