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On behalf of the member States of CARICOM and Suriname, Amb. Lionel Hurst said that the key to achieving the sustainable population growth goals recommended in the Programme of Action rests with the participation of women in every aspect of development. This begins with the education of the girl-child. He supported the proposal to establish an expert group with participants from WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and UNDP to move the concept of reproductive health from the discussion stage to the implementation stage.