Events

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

Date(s):
November 12, 2019 to November 14, 2019
Location:
Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Harambee Avenue
Nairobi, NA
Hosts:
UNFPA
Government of Kenya
Government of Denmark

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), during which 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action to empower women and girls. This year, the governments of Kenya and Denmark as well as UNFPA will convene to bring together heads of state, academics, civil society, financial institutions, and more to drum up political will and secure financial commitments to realize the vision of the Programme of Action: "zero unmet need for family planning information and services, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls."

The summit's five themes are:

  • Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal health coverage.
  • Financing required to complete the ICPD Programme of Action, and to sustain the gains made.
  • Drawing on demographic diversity to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development.
  • Ending gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  • Upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care even in humanitarian and fragile contexts.

IntraHealth will be making and submitting a commitment to these ideals at the summit.


Participants

Pape Gaye

President and CEO

Dr. Fatoumata Haidara

Director, Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit