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From ICPD to the SDGs: Leaving No One Behind

Over 4.5 billion people live in Asia and the Pacific, well over half of the world’s population. In 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development marked a new chapter - putting people at the heart of development. 179 governments agreed that recognizing the rights of everyone - young people, older persons, women, men, persons with disabilities, rural, urban, migrants, were essential for sustainable development.