Health and Medical Care

April 25, 2023
Prime Minister Kishida makes a keynote Speech. (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)
(Photo) Prime Minister Kishida and paticipants of the GCPPD 2023 (Photo: Cabinet Public Affairs Office)

At the Global Conference of Parliamentarians in Population and Development (GCPPD) 2023 in the lead-up to the G7 Hiroshima Summit, held in Tokyo on April 25, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, delivered a keynote speech.

  1. In his speech, Prime Minister Kishida mentioned that the world’s population reached 8 billion in November last year, and stated that population issues are directly linked to the state of human society and that it is essential to incorporate population and development perspectives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Prime Minister Kishida also stated that in addressing population and development, it is necessary to focus on not just whether the population is on the rise or decline, but also the quality of life for individual people, through the lens of human security as a basic perspective.
  2. Prime Minister Kishida also stated his ambitions for the G7 Hiroshima Summit, stating that one of the most important approaches to various population issues is to address global health and achieve universal health coverage (UHC).
  3. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his expectations that the parliamentarians from various countries participating in the conference will work to solve global issues, address population and development of the new era and together carve out a post-COVID-19 era.

[Reference 1] Attached PDF
 Speech by Prime Minister Kishida (Japanese(PDF))Open a New Window

[Reference 2] Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
UHC means that all people have access to quality assured health services at affordable costs and are protected against economic risk.

[Reference 3] Overview of the Global Conference of Parliamentarians in Population and Development (GCPPD) 2023 in the lead-up to the G7 Hiroshima Summit
 Date: April 25 and 26, 2023
 Venue: Tokyo, Japan
 Organizers: Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) and Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP)
 Major participants: Representatives of parliamentarian leagues for population and development from participating countries, government representatives, representatives of international organizations, representatives of civil society organizations, representatives of the private sector, etc.
 Major agenda items: gender equality and women’s empowerment, investing in youth and healthy lngevity

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