The International Programme Committee (IPC) for the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 met for the first time on 23 May to discuss the terms of reference for members and start developing the programme for the Summit, including session plans, speakers and side events.

IPC members agreed that the programme will be inclusive and focused on the global commitments currently being prepared by the International Steering Committee (ISC). Read more about the ISC’s first meeting here.

The programme is organized around the 5 themes and 5 cross-cutting accelerators. IPC members emphasized that there must be synergy between the programme design and the global commitments, and that the programme is structured to receive commitments during the Summit. 

The IPC will keep the ISC regularly updated on the plans for sessions, suggested speakers and draft commitments from the programmes. It is co-chaired by the Governments of Kenya and Denmark and UNFPA. 

Finally, IPC members noted that the Nairobi Summit is a great opportunity to galvanize youth engagement, and celebrate individual youth leaders for their contributions to the ICPD movement. As youth leadership is one of the accelerators for the Summit, IPC members agreed that youth engagement will be integrated throughout the programme, and a separate youth pre-conference will not be held.nair