NAIROBI, 25 January — The Government of the Republic of Kenya and UNFPA announced plans for a high-level conference to advance the implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the promise will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 13-15 November 2019.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking ICPD of Cairo 1994. During this conference, leaders articulated a bold vision regarding the relationships between population, development and individual well-being. Its Programme of Action, adopted by 179 countries, recognised that reproductive health, women’s empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development.
‘As we celebrate the remarkable progress we have made in advancing the health and rights of women, we must redouble our efforts to reach those who have not yet benefited from the promise of the ICPD,’ said Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director. ‘The Nairobi Summit will help us rally a broad coalition of stakeholders to protect the gains made and advance the ICPD agenda to ensure that no one is left behind.’