DAWN Informs 2016
The Montevideo Consensus
Five authors examine the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus:
Learning and Reflection on the Montevideo Consensus
Cai Yiping (China)
First and foremost, the Operational Guide for implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus sets up a comprehensive, human rights-based framework to achieve gender equality and women’s human rights with focus on action and implementation, linking the International Conference on Population and Development Program of Action (ICPD, 1994), the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW, 1979) and the sustainable development goals (SDGs, 2015).
Implementing the Montevideo Consensus on SRHR
Lourdes Bascary (Argentina)
The challenge of complying with the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development, adopted at the First Regional Conference on Population and Development held in August 2013 in Uruguay, is huge. It involves the need to create spaces for agreements and coordinated efforts between all state actors involved and, of course, feminist organizations and social movements that supported it and witnessed its birth with great hope. It becomes strategic to make efforts to use the Operational Guide1 for implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on population and development in order to improve the conditions for its effective compliance.
Advances and Challenges in Implementing the Montevideo Consensus – experience from Caribbean region
Julia Terborg (Suriname)
In Suriname, the monitoring of the implementation of the PoA of ICPD started in 1998, when civil society in Suriname joined forces with the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) to develop a collective instrument and database, named Athenea, for the monitoring of ICPD., which Dutch speaking Suriname was the only Caribbean country in this regional team, which was further composed of 6 Latin American countries: Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia and Bolivia.
Why regional agreements can go further than global ones?
Oriana López Uribe (Mexico)
We have common challenges, common technical bodies, a common desire or vision of what development looks like. In Montevideo, governments were up to the task: they had political will; they were responsible with the information of policies that we know work and the ones that don’t.
Montevideo Consensus: Side Event at CPD 2016
Kumudini Samuel (Sri Lanka)
The Permanent Mission of Uruguay and DAWN co-sponsored a side event at the 49th session of UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD49) on the 14th of April 2016. The event discussed “Meeting the SRHR of all people: Advancing the Montevideo Consensus Agenda”.
Political Economy of Globalization (PEG)
The role of secret financial jurisdictions in undermining gender justice and women’s human rights
Political Restructuring and Social Transformation (PRST)
Innovation, Transformation, and Sustainable Futures in Africa
Ayesha Imam (Senegal)