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From the Publisher'No one interested in the field of the population issue and reproductive health should miss this important book. This is the right moment for an update'
Dr. Nicolaas Biegman, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN, 1992-1997
'Fifteen years ago, the international community agreed on a vision for achieving population stabilization and sustainable development through universal access to family planning and reproductive health; gender equality in education, and fulfillment of the rights of women and men to economic, social and environmental security.
Jyoti Singh played an instrumental role in organizing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). In this book, Dr. Singh reminds us that the ICPD's promise remains valid, but unfulfilled, and details how the world can overcome the barriers that stubbornly persist, especially for women.�
Senator Timothy E. Wirth, US Under-Secretary of State, 1995-1997;
President, UN Foundation
'Jyoti Shankar Singh in this revised edition not only reminds and updates us on the ICPD� process but takes us through the intriguing journey of 'The Politics of Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Women's Empowerment,' as he aptly puts it. This book is recommended reading for all - from politicians and planners to professionals and field workers.�It is comprehensive and forward looking while objective and frank in addressing the challenges, constraints and realities of implementing the Cairo consensus. I sincerely hope that Jyoti Singh will continue his efforts to map the process as countries strive to achieve the ICPD� and MDG� goals by 2015'
Dr. Raj Karim, Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation, East and South East Asia and Oceania Region,Kuala Lumput, Malaysia