The UNFPA/Private Sector Celebration of ICPD@25 and UNFPA@50

The UNFPA/Private Sector Celebration of ICPD@25 and UNFPA@50 will celebrate the success of the UNFPA in the last 50 years as well as showcase opportunities in investing and implementing high impact programs on improving access to sexual and reproductive health, promoting reproductive rights, reducing maternal mortality and achieving gender equality in Nigeria.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.” Since then, the number and rate of women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved, families are healthier, and young people are more connected and empowered than ever before. To celebrate UNFPA’s achievement in the last 50 Years, UNFPA will be holding a one-day private sector summit themed “Sustainable Population Growth, Demographic Dividend and the Future of Nigeria: The Role of the Private Sector”.

The one-day event is geared towards knowledge sharing and discussion on harnessing demographic dividend through investment in youth, the role of private sector in achieving sustainable population growth as well as highlighting strategic opportunities for private sector to partner with UNFPA to deliver high impact health and productivity programs for women, girls and young people in Nigeria. It will also involve various key stakeholders in sustainability and population experts.

The event will convene key private sector stakeholders from different sectors and technocrats from United Nations agencies who will give insights into factors affecting population growth from the lens of gender equality, adolescent and women’s health and youth unemployment and what needs to address these issues. It will also include keynote addresses, leaders’ dialogues and break-out sessions on best practices and strategies for the attainment of a healthy and productive.

Event overview: High Impact Key Stakeholders Meeting: This will be a one-day conference that will bring together key private sector stakeholders, take a holistic approach at highlighting UNFPA’s achievements and opportunities in investing and implementing high impact programs on improving access to sexual and reproductive health, promoting reproductive rights, reducing maternal mortality and achieving gender equality in Nigeria. The objectives of this conference will be:

  • Highlight and showcase UNFPA’s works and achievements over 50 years to key private sector stakeholders.
  • Increase the understanding of and discussions around improving women and girls’ health, wellbeing and productivity and its potential impact on Nigeria’s development, among private sector organizations.
  • Motivate and support private sector organizations to develop strategies and programmes that will accelerate the impact of interventions focused on women, youth, population and poverty eradication.
  • Lead a call to action by the private sector to promote investment in improving access to sexual reproductive health and rights services for women and young people through funding, core competence, technology and competence.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday June 18th 2019
Time: 8:30am - 2:00pm
Venue: Access Bank Head Office,999c Danmole Street, Victoria Island Lagos