Under the motto "25 years of the ICPD: Accelerating the promises" was celebrated in Bissau the World Population Day
The date was marked by the submission of reports concerning the commitment of Cairo (CIPD) and its assumption by the Youth of different institutions of the country.
The main ceremony, which took place at the French Cultural Center, was attended by the Secretary of State for Plan and Regional Integration, Tomásia Lopes Manjuba, representing the Minister of Economy and Finance, Geraldo Martins, the Resident Representative of the United Nations Fund for Population, Cheickh Fall and Maimuna Gomes Sila, of the Ana Pereira Foundation.
For the UNFPA representative, "this year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt-ICPD, where 179 governments including Guinea-Bissau adopted a program of action recognizing that reproductive health, women's empowerment , and gender equality are the path to sustainable development. " "In Cairo, we imagine a future in which all pregnancy is desired where all women and girls have autonomy over their own body and are able to choose when and with whom they should have children."
Tomásia Lopes Manjuba said that "this celebration is an act that invites each of us to analyze and seek solutions on what to do to accelerate the promises made in Cairo while adopting the ICPD action plan by our government," on the other hand thanked the support UNFPA and other partners that have made possible at this particular political and social moment to hold this event. "
This event not only marked the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), but also the 50th anniversary of UNFPA and its 40th anniversary in Guinea-Bissau.