The CPD started life in 1946 as the Population Commission but was renamed by the General Assembly in 1994 and given the responsibility for assessing progress on implementing the ICPD Programme of Action at the national, regional and international levels.
The CPD meets annually at UN Headquarters in New York and is comprised of 47 Member States elected by the Economic and Social Council for a period of four years on the basis of geographic distribution.
IPPF works to ensure each session of the Commission on Population and Development ends with a progressive resolution that advances sexual and reproductive health and rights within the priority theme. We work to influence the language in the resolution and work closely with progressive governments to do so. We also hold side events to inform and educate participants about the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights for development.
IPPF's activities at the CPD:
'New trends in migration: demographic aspects'