ICPD30 Global Dialogue: A New Generation’s Vision for the ICPD

April 4–5, 2024

Cotonou, Benin

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The Governments of Benin, Denmark and the Netherlands, together with UNFPA, are hosting the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD30) Global Youth Dialogue with the theme: “A new generation’s vision for the future.” Around 200 youth-led and youth-serving organizations, leaders, and strategic partners will gather to assess progress, identify challenges, and reimagine the  ICPD Programme of Action for a new generation. The GIRL Center’s Associate Director, Evalin Karijo, will represent the Council.

Sessions & Speakers

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  1. Thursday 04/04

    Plenary | 2:30-3:15 pm (GMT+1) | Salle Abomey, Palais des Congrès

    Radical Inclusion: Promoting human rights and advancing gender equality for youth in all their diversities

    This plenary session invites participants to a journey of understanding radical inclusion, identifying best practices, and championing collective intersectional action towards a future where human rights and gender equality are not mere ideals but lived realities for all young people in all their diversities, regardless of their diverse backgrounds.

    Concurrent Session | 3:30-5:00 pm (GMT +1) | Salle Abomey, Palais des Congrès

    Synchronizing Gender Equality: Promoting adolescent girls empowerment and positive masculinities

    Gender inequality remains a global crisis. Despite progress, women and girls still face systemic barriers, and boys and young men are socialized to adhere to harmful masculinities. Join this World Café to explore gender synchronous strategies for empowerment, positive masculinities, and change toward an equal future.

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