President Mohamed Farmaajo has jetted off to Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya for the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

President Farmaajo is expected to present the country’s progress on empowerment of girls and women.

ICPD will deliberate on reproductive health and human rights among other issues.

The forum will also seek actionable commitments to address gender-based violence and harmful practices such as FGM.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking International Conference on Population and Development, which took place in Cairo in 1994.

During the conference, leaders articulated a bold vision regarding the relationships between population, development and individual well-being.

Its Programme of Action, adopted by 179 governments, recognized that reproductive health, as well as women’s empowerment and gender equality, are the pathway to sustainable development.


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