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||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||ICPD-POA, Poverty reduction, Gender equality, Mortality, Life expectancy, Adolescent reproductive health, Malaysia
||Excerpts from Malaysia's country statement at the 47th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development, 7-11 April 2014, New York
||The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo in 1994 was a landmark in the population and development field. At this conference 179 countries, including Malaysia, adopted a 20-year program of action known as the Program of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD-PoA). The overriding objective is to raise the quality of life and individual wellbeing and to promote human development by recognizing the complexity of the interrelationships between population and development. Malaysia has achieved most of the goals set in the ICPD-PoA. Key enabling factors such as political stability, efficient civil service, harmonious social environment, unity and strength in diversity, educated and trained workforce, abundant natural resources and effective partnership with stakeholders and NGOs contributed to the success.