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The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 that was held from 12th to 14th November 2019 was the 25th commemoration of the
landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) that was held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994. At this
conference, the world agreed to implement a progressive Plan of Action (PoA) whose goal was to advance the wellbeing
of populations worldwide. Implementation of the PoA was expected to come to an end in 2014 but as the end date
approached it was apparent that many of the targets set in 1994 would not be achieved and hence the decision to extend
implementation beyond 2014.
During the Nairobi Summit, world leaders renewed their committed to pursue the goals of ICPD PoA over the decade
leading to 2030. Governments, United Nations agencies, International Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and
Private Sector Institutions all joined in affi rming the relevance of the PoA goals and the need to commit more resources
and continue with the implementation the plan while taking into consideration emerging population and development
issues. In making their renewed commitments to ICPD PoA, the leaders acknowledged that implementation of ICPD PoA
would also contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
On its part, Kenya presented seventeen commitments that would guide implementation of ICPD PoA in the country from
2020 to 2030. This action plan therefore presents the specifi c actions that Kenya will undertake to meet the objectives of
the seventeen country commitments and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals by 2020. The
results and resources framework as well as the monitoring and evaluation matrix for each of the country commitments are
presented in this action plan.
I am confi dent that the implementation of this action plan will greatly contribute to the aspirations of Kenya Vision 2030
and a quality population for Kenya.