ICPD at 15

Achievements, Challenges and Priorities in the Pacific Islands

No. of pages: 82

Publication date: 2009

Author: UNFPA PSRO

There is much quantitative evidence that Pacific Island countries have made progress toward achieving the goals and objectives of the ICPD POA over the past 15 years, but the pace and extent of progress has varied greatly between countries. The countries that have reached or are on track to achieve the ICPD goals and MDGs relating to population are generally the smaller countries that retain a historical relationship with a former or current metropolitan power and/or have found opportunities to participate in overseas labourmarkets. For the most part these are the smaller countries of Polynesia and Micronesia, as well as Fiji.