Nairobi Summit on ICPD25
From 12-14 November 2019, the governments of Kenya and Denmark and UNFPA co-convened the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, a high-level conference to mobilize the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to finally and fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action. These commitments are centred around achieving the triple zero agenda:
zero unmet need for family planning information and services,
zero preventable maternal deaths, and
zero sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls.
The Summit brought everyone together: heads of state, ministers, parliamentarians, thought-leaders, technical experts, civil society organizations, grassroots organizations, young people, business and community leaders, faith-based organizations, indigenous peoples, international financial institutions, people with disabilities, academics and many others interested in the pursuit of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Dr Sharman Stone, Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls spoke at the Summit, outlining Australia's commitment to the ICPD.
We call upon the global community to advance gender equality, to end the unmet need for family planning, to end preventable maternal deaths, and to end gender based violence and harmful practices against women and girls. We recommit to the accelerated implementation of the ICPD and its Program of Action, which is fundamental to making the world a safer, fairer, stronger and a more prosperous place for all.
The Nairobi Statement was formulated after six months of global consultations led by the International Steering Committee on ICPD25, with hundreds of organizations and thousands of people involved. It provides a global framework for the formulation of government and partner commitments. Since it is non-binding, countries and other stakeholders may choose to support the Nairobi Statement in its entirety, in part, or not at all.