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Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 18:30 EAT
Courtyard 6

Devolution: Attaining the Three Zeros through Policy, Programme, and Implementation

What role have sub-national and regional governments played in advancing the ICPD Programme of Action? Understanding and optimizing the relationship between global agendas and national/regional stakeholders is paramount to realizing the full implementation of the ICPD PoA. This concurrent session will offer a forum for sub-national and regional governments to exchange experiences and discuss opportunities to deliver on the ICPD promise of zero unmet need for contraception, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices. Expect participants to make political and financial commitments that reinforce the importance of carrying out the ICPD Programme of Action at sub-national and regional levels.

Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Courtyard 5

Intergenerational dialogue on the road to gender equality: Connecting ICPD+25 and Beijing+25

This session will be an intergenerational dialogue between young leaders and long-time activists on how the ICPD Programme of Action and the Beijing Platform for Action interlock. As agents of change in their communities and countries, young people will demonstrate the interlinkages between voice, choice, participation and leadership, while iterating how women and girls’ autonomy over their bodies enables and empowers them to take action and make decisions, including on how to confront discrimination and on young women and men working together to build equitable societies. The recommendations will feed into CSW64 and the Beijing +25 process, as well as reinvigorate implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action.

Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Courtyard 4

Ethics and Advocacy

In almost all countries, health providers and ministries embrace the same core ethical principles: Do No Harm, Do Good, Respect Autonomy and Do Justice. Yet these principles are not always applied to sexual and reproductive health. In fact, in many places, reproductive health services are under attack, and some constituencies are unmoved by appeals about women’s rights, human rights and public health. This session will explore whether the core principles of medical and health ethics could provide a new and powerful angle from which to advocate for controversial health services, reach marginalized populations and, ultimately, save lives. The event will be convened by the Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy and PSI.

Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT

Demographic Diversity and Dividends

Today’s world is more demographically diverse than ever before, bringing new challenges and creating opportunities. This signature session will delve into changing demographics as a driver for sustainable growth, poverty reduction, and human capital development. The session will investigate how countries can seize these opportunities and respond to their inhabitant’s needs by making the right investments in health, family planning, youth empowerment, education, and employment opportunities, all while safe guarding human rights and pursuing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Participants from young and ageing societies will share experiences and lessons learned from harnessing the demographic dividend.

Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT

Closing the Gap: How the Strategic Private Partners Can Fulfill the Promise of ICPD for Women & Girls

How can we leverage the reach, ingenuity and financial power of the private sector to accelerate progress towards fulfilling the promise of ICPD and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? In what ways can governments, the private sector and civil society work together to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights? This conversation will take up these questions, including the role of private sector contributions and investments in the sustainable development agenda. Expect to engage with leaders from private and public sector alike, and arrive ready to explore new and renewed commitments from the private sector to realize the vision of Cairo.

Tue, 12 November - 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Umeme Stage

Lightning Talks: Unfinished Business from Gender-Based Violence to Youth, Peace and Security

This lightning session will explore how to accelerate achievement 25 years after the ICPD and in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time in the Pamoja Zone, join a Community Conversation on gender-based violence and harmful practices (15:00) and a workshop on Podcast 101 with Rose Reid from iHeart Radio (16:00) in the Community Corner.