12-14 Nov 2019

The Nairobi Summit
on ICPD25

Accelerating the promise

High-level Conference
on ICPD25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place in Cairo in 1994. At that conference, 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action, recognizing that reproductive health, women's empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development.

Today, the world is aiming to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and universal sexual and reproductive health is central to much of this agenda – ending poverty, security good health and well-being, realizing gender equality and achieving sustainable communities, among many other goals. Urgent and sustained efforts to realize reproductive health and rights are crucial.

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33,000+
girls are forced into child
marriage every day
830
women die each day
while pregnant or during childbirth
1 in 5
women or girls will be assaulted
by their partner this year
11,000+
are subjected to female
genital mutilation every day
232 M
women in developing countries lack
access to modern contraceptives
5 M+
pregnant women who need
medical care are displaced by
conflict or disaster
33,000+
girls are forced into child
marriage every day
830
women die each day
while pregnant or during childbirth
1 in 5
women or girls will be assaulted
by their partner this year
11,000+
are subjected to female
genital mutilation every day
232 M
women in developing countries lack
access to modern contraceptives
5 M+
pregnant women who need
medical care are displaced by
conflict or disaster

The programme

The full programme is being developed and will be posted on this website when available. Overall, it will take an integrated approach to cover 5 themes:

  1. 1 Universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of universal health coverage.
  2. 2 Financing required to complete the ICPD. Programme of Action, and to sustain the gains made.
  3. 3 Drawing on demographic diversity to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development.
  4. 4 Ending gender-based violence and harmful practices.
  5. 5 Upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health care even in humanitarian and fragile contexts.

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ICPD at 25:
Fulfilling the promise of Cairo