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- Twenty years ago (1994), in Cairo, we (Chad) undertook a solemn commitment to work to ensure universal access to reproductive health care for our population, defend fundamental human rights, alleviate the burden of poverty, guarantee gender equality, prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and protect the environment. At this time of review (2014 United Nations General Assembly), it is clear that, like most of the countries which signed up to the historic agreement (International Conference on Population and Development) in Cairo, Chad has made considerable progress in implementing the ICPD Plan of Action.
- Idriss Déby (2014) cited in: "Statement by President Idriss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad, to the Special Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the Follow-up to the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 2014" in United Nations.
- Chad is a haven of peace in a stormy ocean. Strikes and demonstrations are normal in any democracy. Europe should not be too impatient with the young democracies in Africa. You must give us the time to progress at our own pace. We have already come a long way, we have caught with you and are now on the same level in terms of democracy.
- Idriss Déby (2016) cited in: "Idriss Deby: 'Crises in Africa come from outside'" in DW, 14 October 2016.