WHAT'S NEXT?

Money in Our Pockets: COVID Socio-economic Consequences

The Nairobi Summit generated political and financial momentum to achieve UNFPA’s three transformative results. These commitments remain, even as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks devastating consequences on health, education, employment and safety. While everyone feels the fallout from the pandemic, the most vulnerable people are hardest hit. As outlined in recent research by UNFPA, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could skyrocket by millions of cases in the months ahead.

To map the best, most innovative strategies for sustained progress on the three transformative results amid the pandemic, UNFPA’s Executive Director will host a series of Global Thought Leadership Conversations on Nairobi Commitments/ICPD25: What’s Next?

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On 25 June, the Nairobi Commitments/ICPD25: What’s Next? Global Conversation series will have the second discussion on “Money in Our Pockets: COVID Socio-economic Consequences”. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unprecedented direct and indirect impacts on health, livelihoods, economies and lifestyles. The societal responses in many countries to mitigate the spread of the virus, including movement restrictions and border closures, have produced substantial ripple effects on income, health, education, employment, social protection, safety and well-being.

The conversation will bring together academic leaders and UNFPA’s Executive Director to explore the socio-economic impacts and the mitigation strategies that are critical to minimizing the economic, social and health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual moderated panel discussion will be held on 25 June from 9:00-10:00 a.m. (EST) 

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More on the “What’s Next?” series of global conversations on ICPD25 and the Nairobi Commitments

To map the best, most innovative strategies for sustained progress on the three transformative results amid the pandemic, UNFPA’s Executive Director is hosting a series of Global Thought Leadership Conversations on ICPD25 and the Nairobi Commitments: What’s Next?  In a spirit of global collaboration and collective action attuned to the demands of the current moment, experts, leaders and activists will together define how to:  

 

  • Mobilize global leaders and influencers to catalyse action.
  • Identify innovative solutions.
  • Emphasize the urgency of reducing inequality, exclusion, discrimination and vulnerability. 
  • Highlight underlying gender-based inequalities and discrimination that drive violence against women and girls and harmful practices.
  • Define a strategy for filling knowledge gaps.

Who and how

The What’s Next? conversations engage – and speak to – global leaders and opinion shapers from governments, bilateral and multilateral development organizations, civil society, foundations, the private sector, academia, representatives of indigenous populations and people of African descent, people with disabilities and youth organizations. 

The virtual moderated panel discussions will feature question-and-answer sessions and will take place approximately every two weeks through September 2020. They will be promoted via social media and streamed on YouTube and other interactive platforms.