Govt has made strides in integrating population dynamics into all development planning processes-kasune

 

1st May 2024 (New York -)

Minister of Central Province, Hon. Princess Kasune, M.P, says the Government of Zambia has made strides in integrating population dynamics into all development planning processes thereby forecasting the future needs of the population.

Delivering Zambia’s National Statement at the 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Hon. Kasune said Zambia has made progress in promoting dignity and equity by implementing policies such as the free education policy, the re-entry policy and the population policy.

And Hon.Kasune said new laws such as the Children’s Code Act, which criminalises child marriage have been enacted to safeguard human rights in the country.

Meanwhile, the Hon. Minister stressed the importance of international and national partnerships in addressing interconnected challenges with adequate resources to fulfil the country’s commitment to a full implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.

“This commitment was further demonstrated by Zambia hosting the successful 10 year continental review of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD+10) in November 2023,” said Hon. Kasune.

This is contained in a statement issued by first Secretary for Press and public relations at the permanent mission of the Republic of Zambia in United Nations Namatama Njekwa.

 

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