Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Rights for All Has a Price Tag

The Nairobi Summit has three critical commitments - bringing to zero maternal deaths, gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as meeting the need for family planning. To achieve this, money is needed. African countries will have to dig deep for the $264 billion, going beyond the bold statements made during the International Conference on Population and Development. The three-day summit is taking place 25 years after the landmark ICPD in Cairo where 179 governments adopted an action plan for women's empowerment and sexual and reproductive health for all.

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The ICPD25 conference in Nairobi is being attended by about 7 000 participants.

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Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in November 2019.

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The Nairobi Summit takes place 25 years after the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo in 1994. From left: Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark; Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark; Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya; Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General; and Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director.

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