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50th International Conference on Population and Development

Changing Population age Structures and Sustainable Development

3-7 April 2017, New York

ICPD 2017 Kenya Youth Coordinated Consultation and Advocacy

 

Convened by Organisation of Africa Youth-Kenya

Bruce House, 30th March, 2017

 

Background Information

When it was passed in 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) represented a watershed change in how the global community views issues of population, development, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and other related issues. In the intervening 22 years, much progress has been made to expand the global consensus around these issues and the scope of the ICPD PoA, but much remains to be done. Many of the key themes from the ICPD PoA are still controversial at global, regional and national levels.

 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to address some of these issues, but it cannot realise the full ICPD agenda alone. Specific and dedicated advocacy is required at national, regional and global levels to ensure that the ICPD remains a global priority within and beyond the 2030 Agenda. In an increasingly divided global space, it is essential to develop cross-regional alliances to support the ICPD PoA and continue the progress that has taken place since 1994.

Activity Goal

To carry our targeted and coordinated advocacy with focus on “changing age structures and sustainable development in youthful societies” to be discussed in New York on Monday, 3 April 2017

Objectives

  1. Develop Kenya Youth 2017 ICPD Statement and Key Asks in line with “changing age structures and sustainable development in youthful societies”
  2. Lobby the Kenyan government to consider the youth inputs and suggest a roadmap for collaborative engagements beyond the 2017 ICPD with focus on ICPD PoA.

Key output

The key outputs of the consultations are;

  1. To develop key messages under changing age structures and sustainable development in youthful societies to be shared with Kenyan Government Delegation to CPD@50 (NCPD Director General), Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) and delivered by the Kenya Adolescent and Youth SRHR/HIV Network members in New York
  2. To advocate for and provide youth led framework and solutions, in partnership with stakeholders, and work with  the government on the implementation of the ICPD PoA
  3. To enable Kenya Adolescent and Youth SRHR/HIV Network influence the position of the  government ahead of its participation Commission on Population and Development (CPD)

Targets:

  • The Government of Kenya: National Council for Population and Development, Ministry of Health and the National Youth Council
  • Targeted CSOs: IPPF, Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), Help Age International, Africa Population Health Research Center (APHRC) and Population Council Kenya
  • Targeted Youth led and Youth Serving Organizations

Key Questions

In line with the ICPD 2017 Theme “Changing population age structures and sustainable development”;

 

  1. What are the potential challenges and socio-economic dividends associated with “the changing age structures and sustainable development in youthful societies”?

 

  1. In line with SDGs and, what are some critical socio-economic Implications and policy priorities under “the changing age structures and sustainable development in youthful societies”?

 

  1. What specific actions should be taken by the (youth led organisations, CSOs, private sector and the government) to further implementation of the Programme of Action (read http://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/pub-pdf/programme_of_action_Web%20ENGLISH.pdf, Population Growth and Structure part B on Children and Youth, page 44) of the International Conference on Population and Development at county and national levels?

 

  1. Intergenerational equities: as we experience aging population structures what duties do different current generations (young, youthful, adults, old) have towards each other, and the future generations?
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