IPPF EN is very pleased at the adoption today of the 'Action plan for sexual and reproductive health: towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe - leaving no one behind' by the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC66) in Copenhagen.
While we share the disappointment that many member states expressed at RC66 on the decreased emphasis on human rights, particularly sexual rights, we nonetheless recognise the huge step that has been taken.
As acknowledged by WHO Europe representatives to delegates in Copenhagen, sexual health and sexuality are not easy topics, and there is a great diversity of views within our region.
We thus recognise and applaud the work done by the WHO Europe Secretariat and the member states to find the consensus needed to approve this groundbreaking plan which ensures sexual and reproductive health is firmly on the European agenda.
IPPF EN looks forward to joining forces to support implementation and continuing to help create a healthier, happier Europe.