Family Planning International hosts the Secretariat of the New Zealand Parliamentarians' Group on Population and Development (NZPPD).
The New Zealand Parliamentarians’ Group on Population and Development (NZPPD) provides a forum for New Zealand parliamentarians to engage and act on international population and development issues.
The NZPPD is a cross party group, with currently 45 members representing just under 40 percent of all New Zealand MPs.
The group is an active part of Parliamentary life in New Zealand.
The NZPPD was established in 1998 to further the achievement of the Programme of Action developed at the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
The group does this by:
- increasing investment and prioritisation of population and development issues at the policy, resource, and activity level
- creating awareness of the important role parliamentarians can play on population and development issues nationally and internationally.
The NZPPD has focused its activities largely on the following strategic areas:
- A geographical focus on Asia and the Pacific
- Sexual and reproductive health, including HIV and AIDS
- Overseas Development Assistance
- Improving the status of women
- Sustainable development.
The group was established under the Chair of the Hon. Katherine O’Regan (Member of New Zealand Parliament 1984 – 1999 and NZPPD Chair 1998 – 1999).
Family Planning International receives funding from UNFPA to provide Secretariat services for the NZPPD.
The group is a member of the Pacific Legislatures for
Population and Governance and the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD).