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The world's key emerging economies (the BRICS nations) - have agreed a new level of cooperation to ensure sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for all in what the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) hailed as a big step forward.
The meeting, the inaugural seminar of BRICS population officials and experts, was convened by the South African Government in Mpumalanga, South Africa last week with IPPF playing a supporting role.
IPPF's Director General, Tewodros Melesse met the Chinese Vice Health Minister, His Excellency Dr Chen Xiaohong in London on Thursday.
They agreed to strengthen further the partnership between China and IPPF. During the meeting they discussed strategic collaboration within the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) framework, IPPF’s Vision 2020 manifesto for sexual and reproductive health, aims for the Commission on Planning and Development (CPD) and post-2015 process, recent changes to Chinese policies and an exploration of South-North-South co-operation .