Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is an intergovernmental organization of 27 member countries (covering four geographical regions), launched during the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. The organization aims to institutionalize and promote South-South Cooperation (SSC) in reproductive health, population and development. The Republic of South Africa, represented by the Minister of Social Development, Ms. Lindiwe Zulu, serves as its Chairperson for a three-year term (2021-2023).
To promote South-South cooperation towards the attainment of the global population and reproductive health agenda for sustainable development.
To achieve its vision through sustained advocacy, capacity building, networking, knowledge management/sharing and transfer of technology in the field of reproductive health (RH), population and development within the framework of SSC.
The year 2021 marks the year of rethinking products and services of South-South cooperation in keeping track of ICPD and SDGs progress while also considering the challenges caused by the global pandemic, COVID-19. PPD is proud to further promote South-South and triangular cooperation as a follow-up to Nairobi Summit Commitments and accelerate the promise of ICPD for the achievement of the 2030 agenda