The report is described on its website as follows:
‘The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues in relation to the ICPD Programme of Action. It gathers data from 176 member states, alongside inputs from civil society and comprehensive academic research.
All of this provides compelling evidence that strongly reinforces the groundbreaking focus of the ICPD which places human rights and individual dignity at the heart of development and recognizes that the realization of individual rights and capabilities is a driver for all areas of development. The report provides vital support for member states continued commitment to ICPD and asserts the programme’s relevance to the Post-2015 development agenda.
At the core of the Global Report, are inequalities – the cost of inequality for dignity and for sustainable development, and how investments in gender equality and rights, in youth, health and education and securing the human rights of all are essential to deliver sustainable global development goals.’