FORUM OF ARAB PARLIAMENTARIANS ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT

OUR STORY

During the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994, the Africa and Arab Countries Committee on Population and Development was formed for parliamentarians concerned with population and development. To follow up on its work, parliamentarians from 31 African and Arab countries met in a conference held at the headquarters of the South African Parliament in Cape Town during the period from 1 to May 1997 to discuss an executive framework for the International Conference on Population and Development and to discuss the problems of the growing population in the two regions.

To meet population challenges, the committee decided to form a forum for parliamentarians of Africa and Arab countries for population and development, where the United Nations Population Fund supported the forum and the Arab Parliamentarians Forum for Population and Development was established in 2012 to be an umbrella through which to enhance the efforts of parliamentarians and those concerned with population and development issues in Arab countries.