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Asia-Pacific Alliance

The Asia-Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is a network of nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and related groups in the donor countries of the Pacific Rim. The goal of APA is to strengthen cooperation in support of the population, reproductive health, sustainable development, and other objectives as stated in the Program of Action from the ICPD. ARHA was involved in the initial meetings in 1999 which led to the formation of this organisation, and has been a regular attendee of the annual meetings.

ARHA is an active member of APA and was on its steering committee most recently from 2008-2010.

APA Website


In 2005 ARHA was granted NGO special consultative status with the Economic and Social council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). This has enabled ARHA to attend UN meetings and have some input into UN processes and further promote the ICPD agenda at the United Nations.

Economic and Social Council NGO Portal
List of NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC


EuroNGOs (European Non-Governmental Organisations for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development)

After the Cairo conference in 1994, a number of European non-government organisations working in the area of reproductive health formed a coalition with the aim of networking and sharing reproductive health initiatives. ARHA has been involved in the organisation as an associate member.

EuroNGOs website



2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the ICPD and highlights that there are only 5 years remaining to fulfill the commitments made in Cairo. The International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD will take place in Cairo in October 2009. For more information click here


In 2004 ARHA attended the roundtable, ICPD at 10, which was organised by the International Planned Parenthood Federation-East and South East Asian and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR) in collaboration with Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population & Development and Asia Pacific Alliance in Kuala Lumpur.
The meeting aimed to discuss priority issues on sexual reproductive health and rights to meet the ICPD PoA by 2015, and to identify and review linkages between population and development and reproductive health.

Along with the regional roundtable ARHA also attended "Countdown 2015: Sexual & reproductive Health Rights for All" in London, which is an initiative dedicated to assessing the progress and mapping the future for the key goals of the ICPD. This was a key element of efforts by NGOs and civil society to mark the tenth anniversary of ICPD at the national, regional and international levels. This Global Roundtable was attended by 500 activists, field specialists, young people, academics, donors, parliamentarians and media. The participants worked on reaching a consensus on several critical points to define the workplan for the next decade.

Countdown 2015: Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights for All website
ICPD at 10: Where Are We Now?

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ARHA attended the Hague Forum as a member of the official Australian delegation, and the Youth Forum. These forums were held in the lead-up to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Population and Development, known as ICPD+5 in 1999. The Alliance was one of two Australian NGOs to participate in the Special Session as a part of the official Australian delegation.

ICPD+5: Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action
Hague Forum website



Member of ACFID & Signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
NGO Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations