Commitments, Press Release, Podcast Address Various Aspects Of Nairobi Summit On ICPD25

Nairobi Summit On ICPD25 “Commitments”: Empowering women and girls to thrive
This commitment from the United States says, “The U.S. government has been, and commits to continue to be a prime advocate and funder for programs which empower women and girls throughout the world. The United States works to reinforce the inherent dignity of women and girls, by those means which promote and advance their equality, protect their inalienable rights, and support optimal health outcomes across the lifespan, including through youth empowerment programs. … To that end, the United States funds international programs that provide skills, opportunities, and empowerment for women, without compromising the dignity and inherent value of every human life — born and unborn.” A searchable database of commitments from other nations and organizations also is available on the website (11/1).

FIGO: FIGO Response to the Nairobi Statement
This press release states, “FIGO welcomes the Nairobi Statement on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise, and looks forward to working with partners and fellow women’s health champions to turn these commitments into concrete progress and ensure rights and choices for all.” The release includes links to four of FIGO’s commitments for the summit (11/7).

U.N. Dispatch’s “Global Dispatches Podcast”: UNFPA Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Explains What You Need to Know About The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25
Mark Leon Goldberg, editor of U.N. Dispatch and host of the Global Dispatches Podcast, speaks with Natalia Kanem, executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, about the upcoming Nairobi Summit and “what kinds of progress has been made on the rights and health of women and girls since the ICPD 25 years ago” (11/7).