status of young people’s SRHR in latin america and the caribbean 20 years after cairo

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2014 is a key year as it marks 20 years of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD-PA) and concludes a review process of its implementation to define the next steps. It is necessary that those in charge of designing the new international agreements beyond Cairo and the development agenda post-2015 have a small sample of what the Latin American youth are living, from our context to our specificities and needs. Latin American and Caribbean governments must consider the nearly 110 million people aged between 15 and 24 in the region. It is essential to focus on the eradication of the inequality that has persisted and results in the unequal exercise of rights, especially in specific population groups which are vulnerable due to their sexual identity or gender orientation, their age and racial or ethnic origin.

From the Alliance of Youth LAC towards Cairo +20, we hope this is an input that allows a better outlook for making decisions about the international regulatory framework that will give the direction of public policies for the next 20 or 30 years.