ICPD25 – from now to the Nairobi Summit [Posting 1]
ICPD25 will culminate with the Nairobi Summit to be held 13-15 November 2019.
UN Commission on Population and Development
The process leading up to the Summit will begin at the forthcoming session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), which will meet 1-5 April at the United Nations in New York.
The CPD General Debate will be focused on (a) Actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population (ICPD) and Development at the global, regional and national levels and (b) Review and appraisal of the ICPD PoA and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN hopes that the CPD outcome will be a political declaration reaffirming ICPD.
The deliberations at the Nairobi Summit are expected to focus around five main topics:
Financing for the SRHR agenda
Family planning and maternal mortality
Violence and harmful practices
Demographic diversity and sustainable development
Sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings and fragile contexts
They will be considered from the perspective of five accelerators:
Political and community leadership
Youth empowerment and engagement
Gender equality and women’s empowerment
Data and innovation
Private sector engagement
The main topics and accelerators will ensure a broad approach to key current issues included in the ICPD agenda. Family planning, maternal mortality and violence and harmful practices constitute the three strategic results that must be achieved by 2030 – zero unmet need for family planning; zero maternal deaths; and zero violence and harmful practices against women and girls, including child marriage and female genital mutilation.
The five main topics and five accelerators come together as 5 x 5, ie 25 for ICPD25