Partners around the world are gearing up for the Summit.

At key events throughout the year, they are reviewing achievements, assessing needs, seeking solutions and developing commitments. Join us as we chart the path forward for universal sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Photo courtesy of She Decides

She Decides

2 March 2019, Kathmandu

SheDecides brings together global leaders, activists and young people from around the world to work towards realizing a world where girls and women are in control of their own bodies, lives and futures.


© UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

63rd Commission on the Status of Women

11-22 March, New York

This annual two-week session of the Commission brings together representatives of the United Nations, the UN Member States, as well as organizations and advocates from around the world to address progress made in raising the status of women.


52nd Commission on Population and Development

1-5 April, New York

This week-long session of the Commission reviews progress made since the 1994 adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which established the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to the well-being of people, communities and nations.


Launch of the 2019 State of World Population Report

10 April, Berlin

This flagship report highlights gains made over the past 50 years, since the establishment of UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, and calls attention to the distance still to go before rights and choices are claimed by all.


WHO/L. Cipriani

72nd World Health Assembly, SRHR: An Essential Element to Achieving UHC and the SDGs

21 May, Geneva

This event focuses attention on sexual and reproductive health and rights as a key component of realizing universal health care. It is an opportunity to highlight the trajectory from ICPD to the Sustainable Development Goals and beyond.


Regional Meeting on Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services for Women and Young People with Disabilities

21 May, Johannesburg
This event, a collaboration between UNFPA's WE DECIDE Programme on Young Persons with Disabilities and Women Enabled International (WEI), reflects on the intersection of disability and sexual and reproductive health over the past 25 years. 


Media Advocacy Orientation on ICPD25 and the Nairobi Summit

21-22 May, Addis Ababa
This workshop contributes to an improved understanding of the main findings of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development adopted by African Ministers at the Africa Regional Conference on Population and Development and its 5-year review in Accra, Ghana. It also helps strengthen media awareness of ICPD25 and the Nairobi Summit.


Africa ICPD25 and UNFPA50

22 May, Addis Ababa
This high-level dialogue with UNFPA Executive Director and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde focuses on Africa’s progress since the adoption of the ICPD Programme of Action and the regional agreement on the ICPD PoA beyond 2014 – Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development. 


Photograph by Stine Østby

International conference on Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises

23-24 May, Oslo

This conference, organized by the Governments of Norway, Iraq, Somalia, and the United Arab Emirates, together with UNFPA, OCHA and the ICRC, mobilises commitment and resources to end sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies.


Women Deliver 2019

3-6 June, Vancouver

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference brings together experts, activists, leaders and policymakers to find solutions that promote gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.
It is a critical step on the road towards the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, where participants will make commitments to address the unfinished business of the International Conference on Population and Development.

ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

24-26 June, Geneva
The United Nations Economic and Social Council’s Humanitarian Affairs Segment brings together UN Member States, UN organizations, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities.

G20 Summit 2019

28-29 June, Osaka
Leaders from 19 countries and the Europian Union meet to address global issues that impact on the economy, including development, health and human rights.


High-level Political Forum: Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

9-18 July, New York
At this meeting, Member States will carry out voluntary national reviews focusing on Sustainable Development Goals 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17.


World Population Day

11 July, Global
In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.


High-level Political Forum
Costing and Financing to Accelerate implementation of ICPD Within Agenda 2030

18 July, New York


45th G7 Summit

24-26 August, Biarritz
This Summit focuses on the roots of global inequality in all its forms, including global poverty, gender inequality, gender-based violence and unmet need for contraception.


Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)

28-30 August, Yokohama
This is the largest international conference held in Japan, bringing together, thousands of participants, including heads of state, under the theme of “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future.”


16th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population and Development

3-4 September, Tunis
This conference is a global platform for peer reviewing, exchanging/sharing knowledge and experience, and strengthening networks to help achieve the goals of the ICPD.


74th Session of the UN General Assembly

17-24 September, New York
The United Nations General Assembly is a meeting of the organization’s most representative body, providing a unique forum for discussions on the full range of international issues. This September marks the beginning of the General Assembly's 74th session, where the United Nations will address issues of critical global importance. This year’s UNGA will convene a Climate Summit, a high-level forum on Sustainable Development and a variety of high-level meetings.


High-level Political Forum
SDG Summit 74th Session of the UN General Assembly

24-25 September, New York
The UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, also also known as the SDG Summit, will be convened by the UN General Assembly at the level of Heads and State and Government.


Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

12-14 November, Nairobi