Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in pictures
14 November 2019
  • The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 brings together more than 8,300 delegates from about 170 countries, uniting a radically inclusive coalition of support behind a shared agenda: the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people. © Nairobi Summit

  • Participants called for urgent action to meet the health needs and rights of all people, including marginalized populations. Model and advocate Natalia Vodianova speaks at a session called “The Revolution is Inclusion.” © Nairobi Summit

  • New data shows the cost of achieving zero preventable maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero gender-based violence/harmful practices. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Christopher Murray explains. © Nairobi Summit

  • Advocates, community leaders, youth, policymakers and business leaders brainstormed together about solutions. At this lightning session, changemakers called for shattering stereotypes to achieve gender equality. © Nairobi Summit

  • More than 1,200 commitments had been made by the second day of the Summit, with hundreds more expected. Djibril Diallo, head of the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network, calls for solidarity and inclusion. © Nairobi Summit

  • Governments also made expansive commitments. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark speaks. Behind are Rasmus Prehn, Denmark’s development minister, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, and UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem. © Nairobi Summit

  • Delegates called for the rights of women and girls to be prioritized. Dr. Kanem speaks with the Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame. © Nairobi Summit

  • Civil society leaders brought lessons from their communities. Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya survived female genital mutilation and escaped child marriage. She went on to found the organization Kakenya’s Dream, which advocates for the rights of girls. © Nairobi Summi

  • Indigenous leaders also called for efforts to raise their voices and secure their rights. Indigenous women and girls often experience high levels of marginalization, including lower access to essential services and care. © Nairobi Summit

  • The spirit of inclusion was visible at this session on sports and empowerment. © Nairobi Summit

  • Together, private sector partners including the Ford Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, World Vision and many other organizations announced that they will mobilize some $8 billion in combined new pledges. © Nairobi Summit

  • Artists and fashion designers also showed their support. Dr. Kanem attends an exhibition of textile arts focusing on women’s empowerment, created by renowned designers from Africa and Asia. © Nairobi Summit

  • A light was shined on the needs in humanitarian settings. Dr. Nagham Nazwat Hasan, of the Women Survivors’ Center in Dohouk, Iraq, speaks about the reproductive health and psychosocial needs of survivors of violence in crisis settings. © Nairobi Summit

  • All people must have access to reproductive health services, safety and dignity, delegates said. Trevor Paidamoyo Molife, Founder and Director of PurpleHand Africa, speaks to about reaching marginalized groups. © Nairobi Summit

  • Men and boys have a critical role to play, Masenate Mohato Seeiso, the Queen of Lesotho, says at a panel on the final day of the Summit. © Nairobi Summit

  • The last day was celebratory, with delegates from around the world uniting behind the Nairobi Statement and a shared sense of purpose. © Nairobi Summit

  • More than 1,200 commitments were made by the end of the conference. © Nairobi Summit

  • But it is only the beginning, attendees emphasized. What is required now is action and accountability. © Nairobi Summit

  • A monitoring system will be created to help hold all participants to their promises. © Nairobi Summit

  • The world is poised to start a decade of delivery – the final 10-year sprint towards the 2030 deadline for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. © Nairobi Summit

  • Future generations will remember what happened here, delegates acknowledged. Failure is not an option. © Nairobi Summit

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