Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed the strong partnership between his government and UNFPA during a meeting with UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, at State House in Nairobi today.

President Kenyatta re-affirmed his country’s commitment to the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development, which highlights that sexual and reproductive rights are central to sustainable development.

A global summit, to be held 25 years after the original 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), will be convened in Kenya this November.

The issues at the heart of the upcoming Nairobi Summit, said President Kenyatta, are in line his country's development priorities, including the goal of inclusive growth, with universal health coverage being a key pillar of the Big Four Agenda, Kenya’s national development blueprint. The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the promise will take place from 12 to 14 November.

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