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Interview Hilde Kroes, SRHR advocate at CPD 2012

The magazine "Kvinner Sammen" from Norwegian organisation Fokus - Forum for Women and Development - published an interview with Hilde Kroes "Behind the Scenes" about the process of the CPD 2012.

A groundbreaking resolution on sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents and youth was adopted in New York at the 45th UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in April 2012.


The International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Coalition (ISRRC), consisting of more than one hundred organisations worldwide, took part in the formulation of the resolution and preparations to the CPD.

They were working into the early hours for months, without funding, but with passion.

Hilde Kroes at Rutgers in the Netherlands held a coordinating role in the joint effort. Kroes tells FOKUS how it all went down.

entire interview (in English, p. 7-8).

More information on the outcome of the CPD 2012:

  • United Nations Adopts Landmark Resolution on Adolescents and Youth


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