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Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

HIV: Unfinished business for those most left behind

If the global response against HIV/AIDS as a public threat remains unchanged, we will not attain the transformative goal of ending AIDS and meeting the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. As young people and key populations are increasingly becoming the face of the epidemic, this session will look into how we can change the trajectory of the global HIV/AIDS response to meet prevention and treatment targets and adopt a truly rights-based approach that leaves no one behind. Representatives from young people and key populations, as well as global leaders and experts, will share their experiences and discuss the best way to ensure inclusive, effective and transformative HIV/AIDS response.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 2

Building Jordan’s GBV Prevention System

After more than eight years of conflict and crisis in Syria, the response in Jordan has moved from an acute phase to a more protracted response approach. Though extremely challenging, this situation also has presented a special window of opportunity for Jordan to responds to and prevent gender-based violence (GBV) among Syrians, as well as women and girls in the host community Jordan’s experience demonstrates that initial emergency interventions open up opportunities to develop of longer-term policies and created a more robust national system on prevention and response to GBV. This session will showcasing lessons learned that attendees can apply in their home communities as well as the contexts in which they serve. This session is convened by the Institute for Family Health/King Hussein Foundation; Jordan River Foundation; Royal Health Awareness Society

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 4

SRHR Starts at School

As the single most important global social institution to provide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), schools play a vital role in enabling sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Education is a catalyst for change, particularly for girls; but if education is to be truly transformative, it has to be of good quality, challenge negative gender norms and stereotypes, empower all people, and provide children and youth access to CSE. This session will highlight relevant experiences with CSE, gender-transformative education and pedagogical methods that support girls’ empowerment. This session is convened by Oxfam IBIS; UNGEI - UNs Girls Education Initiative; Kenya Ministry of Education.

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT

Commitment Statements 3.3

Member States & Other Stakeholders Commitment Statements

Thu, 14 November - 11:00 - 12:30 EAT
Courtyard 5

Action at Sub-National Levels for to Achieve the Demographic Dividend

Countries are now generating a wealth population data, but these data have yet to be fully utilized in the formulation of population policies and programmes at sub-national levels, something that was envisaged during the 1994 ICPD. The main obstacle to achieving this goal has been the lack of robust data at sub-national levels and inadequate capacity to conduct small area estimations and modelling using population data. These issues have limited efforts to fully integrate population issues in development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This session will provide a platform for the exchange of knowledge and best practices, where countries can learn from those who have been able to produce and effectively utilize sub-national data.

Thu, 14 November - 11:30 - 13:00 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Round: Challenging stereotypes and engaging men to achieve rights and choices for all

This lightning session will raise issues that we do not talk about enough but that are crucial to achieve the ICPD agenda. Including toxic masculinity, access to safe abortion care and putting an end to gender-based violence. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a workshop to learn about Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing (11:30) in the Community Corner. In the Karibu Lounge, interact with inspiring people and discover the power of stories during our Human Library (12:00). In the Computer Station, take part in a WikiGap Edit-a-thon to build and share the knowledge of the ICPD community with the rest of the world on Wikipedia (12:30).