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From 7-10th July over 250 people - including 126 government representatives and participants from civil society, human rights and UN agencies gathered in The Netherlands to review progress, gaps and challenges in achieving the ICPD Programme of Action. Together they worked to identify best practices and ways to accelerate progress so that women, girls and marginalised groups are not left behind when it comes to accessing their human rights.

This page provides highlights of the event. You can find out more about the conversations and by visiting and join the ongoing conversation using #icpd.

Opening Ceremony

Monday 8th July

Introduction session - statement from UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (delivered by Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director UNFPA).
Presentation from Kwabena Osei Danquah Executive Coordinator, ICPD Beyond 2014 Coordination Secretariat UNFPA.
Keynote address from Nafis Sadik, Senior Policy Adviser to the Executive Director UNAIDS. Panel

Introduction session

Addressing inequalities and discrimination

Wrap and debrief from day

Tuesday 9th July

Session Making accountability come to life

Wednesday 10th July

Key SRHR parameters and criteria to be taken up in the future post 2015 framework

Main issues and conclusions of the conference