On 11 July 2019, AFIDEP will join stakeholders in population to commemorate World Population Day 2019 in Kisayani High School in Kibwezi town, Makueni County. The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office – Kenya will lead the commemoration.
The theme of this year’s commemoration is fulfilling the commitments made 25 years ago at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt. While ICPD was a global milestone in reproductive health and rights, resulting in a revolutionary Programme of Action (PoA) that received the backing of 179 governments, the POA has yet to be realised in its entirety by national governments and the international community. Themed Accelerating the Promise , this year’s celebration calls for the mobilisation of political will and financial commitments urgently needed to finally and fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action.