Azad chairs executive committee meet of PPD
New Delhi, Mar 25: The two-day Executive Committee Meeting of Partners in Population Development (PPD) began in Kampala, Uganda today.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is the current chair of PPD presided over the opening session.
In his opening remarks, Azad said the current Executive Committee was elected for its first term during 13th Annual Board Meeting held in Kampala in 2008. He said the last five years have been witness to the efforts towards making Partners in Population and Development, a global and united voice for south-south cooperation.
“The last two years have been a watershed period in the history of PPD, as its organizational re-structuring and strengthening has been done to ensure not only its survival but also its relevance in the area of population and development. Steps have taken to ensure that PPD is able to effectively fulfill the vision of its founding members,” Azad said.
Azad said there is renewed global focus on Reproductive Health and Population Stabilization evident in events like the London Family Planning Summit and the Summit on Child Survival. “PPD needs to leverage this development to make a place for itself on the world stage. India reiterates its commitment to South-South cooperation and PPD. India will continue its endeavours to stabilize the organization and ensure that PPD finds a firm footing as a purposeful voice of the global south,”Azad said.
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