International Sexual and Reproductive Health Publications

International Sexual and Reproductive Health Publications

The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion: The first International Conference on Health Promotion met in Ottawa in 1986, and presented this Charter for action to achieve ‘Health for All’ by the year 2000 and beyond.

International Conference on Population and Development: Ratified in 1994 at Cairo, this programme for action is an internationally agreed upon treaty devoted to the sexual and reproductive rights of all people, with a focus on gender equality and empowerment of women.

The Beijing Declaration: Agreed upon at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, this international treaty actioned equality, development and peace.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Charter on Sexual and Reproductive Rights: First published in 1996, the IPPF Charter provides and ethical framework in which IPPF and member organisations carry out their mission to ensure that sexual and reproductive rights are recognized as human rights.

The Millennium Development Goals: The United Nations Millennium Declaration, adopted in September 2000, agrees upon eight international development goals to be met by participating countries by 2015.

The Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Global World: Created by participants of the 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion in August 2005, The Bangkok Charter identifies actions, commitments, and pledges required to address the determinants of health in a globalized world through health promotion.

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action: Created in 2005 and 2008, respectively, these strategies are founded on five core principles based upon decades of experience of what works for development and what doesn’t, changing aid practice for the better.

Sexual rights: An IPPF declaration: This 2010 declaration builds upon the 1996 Charter and is grounded in core international human rights instruments, authoritative interpretations of international standards, and additional entitlements related to human sexuality.