• From Cairo 1994 to Nairobi 2019: Reigniting the movement for rights and choices for all

    From Cairo 1994 to Nairobi 2019: Reigniting the movement for rights and choices for all

    World leaders, civil society and private sector gathering in Kenya to commit to actions for ending maternal death, meeting demand for contraceptives and protecting women and girls from violence by 2030

    NAIROBI, 8 November 2019 -- Actions to save mothers’ lives, meet the global demand for contraception and stop violence against women and girls by 2030 are the primary focus of a three-day global summit that takes place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 12-14 November 2019.

    The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 is happening 25 years after the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development, or ICPD, in Cairo where 179 governments unanimously called for the empowerment of women and girls in all spheres of their lives, including sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

    At the Nairobi Summit, top government officials, including heads of state, parliamentarians and representatives from non-governmental and civil society organizations will announce financial and programmatic commitments, policies and other initiatives with a view to achieving all the goals laid out in the Programme of Action stemming from the ICPD in 1994.

     

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  • Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo visits Georgia

    Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo visits Georgia

    On October 27-28 Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs  and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary A. DiCarlo visited Georgia where she met with Georgian government officials, representatives of UN agencies and partner civil society organizations based in Georgia.

    On October 28 she met  Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia.  According to the Prime Minister's press office, the meeting underlined the importance of the UN’s Co-Chairmanship of the Geneva International Discussions (GID) in the peaceful resolution of the conflict. The special role of the organization was noted in light of the daily challenges faced in the occupied territories.

     

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