By Njix Sharon
The just ended Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 has traced a clear route with a bright future for women and girls worldwide.
The Nairobi Summit on the 25th International Conference on population and Development (ICPD) that concluded Thursday, November 14 brought together world committed campaigners with the zeal to change the world and put an end to maternal deaths, unmet need for family planning, gender- based violence and all harmful practices against women and girls by 2030.
According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, they will do everything within their power to consolidate the rights of the woman and the girl child.
” The Nairobi Summit represents a renewed, re- energized vision and community working together to act and deliver. Together, we will make the next years a decade of action and results for women and girls, keeping their rights and choices at the centre of everything we do,” Dr. Natalia said.
The summit, co-organised by the governments of Kenya and Denmark with UNFPA, United Nations Sexual and Reproductive Health agency opened with a price- tag to achieve “three transformative results” by the next decade.
Analysis by the UNFPA and other institutions shows it will cost the world $264 billion.
Several pledges were made by well- wishers and contributions came from several governments and organisations around the globe to meet up with their goal.
Just like other summits, the Nairobi Summit will be remembered for its efforts to save lives, lift up millions of girls and women, their families and communities, put an end to marginalization and create prosperous economies void of demographic differences.