UNFPA / NAIROBI SUMMIT WRAP

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The Nairobi Summit marking the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030. UNFPA

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STORY: UNFPA / NAIROBI SUMMIT WRAP
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DATELINE: 12-14 NOVEMBER 2019, NAIROBI, KENYA

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12-14 NOVEMBER 2019, NAIROBI, KENYA

1. Various shots, participants entering Summit
2. Wide shots, Wickramanayake speaking at Summit
3. Med shot, participants
4. Close up, participant
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Youth, United Nations:
“Young people are already leading the charge. On the road to Nairobi, there were millions of young people who were marching alongside civil society leaders, alongside government leaders, alongside their peers, asking their governments, pushing their governments to keep their promise and to deliver on the promises that were made 25 years ago in Cairo. So, young people are mobilizing. They’re taking the charge, and they are calling on leaders to take action. We should make sure that this call does not turn into a missed call.”
6. Various shots, young participants
7. Close up, cell phone
8. Med shot, young participant

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The Nairobi Summit marking the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning and gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls by 2030.

The Summit, co-convened by the governments of Kenya and Denmark with UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, unveiled critical new data about the cost of achieving these goals. It mobilized more than 1,200 commitments from around the world, including billions of dollars in pledges from public and private sector partners. It also raised the voices of marginalized communities, youth and grassroots advocates, who were able to directly engage heads of state and policymakers about how to realize the rights and health of all people.

The Summit opened with the release of new research showing the price tag to achieve ‘three transformative results’ -- zero maternal deaths, zero unmet need for family planning, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices -- within the next decade. The total cost to the world would be 264 billion USD, according to an analysis by UNFPA and the Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with Victoria University, the University of Washington and Avenir Health.

UNFPA said summit attendees stepped up with specific and concrete commitments to help the world reach these ambitious, but achievable, goals. Pledges were made by governments, civil society, youth groups, faith-based organizations, academia and many more.

Governments including Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, together with the European Commission, committed around one billion USD in support. The private sector also stepped in: Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), The Ford Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Philips, World Vision and many other organizations announced that they will mobilize some eight billion USD in combined new pledges.

Over 9,500 delegates from more than 170 countries took part in the conference, uniting behind the Nairobi Statement, which establishes a shared agenda to complete the ICPD Programme of Action.

UNFPA said the same way the original 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo was a turning point for the future of women and girls, the Nairobi Summit would be remembered as a watershed moment that set in motion actions that saved lives, lifted millions of women and girls, their families and communities from exclusion and marginalization, and enabled nations to harness the demographic dividend to grow their economies.
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