G7 Conference on Population & Development to take place in April

The Global Conference on Population and Development Towards the Ise-Shima Summit is scheduled to take place in Tokyo on the 26th & 27th April. The conference brings together 100 parliamentarians from over 70 countries to discuss and debate issues relating to population and development. Some 50 international organisations and NGOs will be invited to attend as well.

The 2016 conference will focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment; investing in youth; and building active and aging societies. The conference will also address Universal Health Coverage and combating infectious diseases.

The event is co-hosted by the The Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP)
and The Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

This is an annual conference which takes place in the host G7 country in the lead-up to the G7 Summit. The meeting aims to raise issues relating to population and development in the G7 process and encourage G7 governments to make commitments on these issues.

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