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The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in Cairo in 1994. At the conference, 179 governments including Nepal adopted a visionary Programme of Action that called for women’s reproductive health and rights to take centre stage in national and global development efforts.

Since 1994, remarkable progress has been made in Nepal, but there are many women and girls who have not benefited from the promise of ICPD. These documents (in English and Nepali) highlight what's changed in Nepal since ICPD and the unfinished business as well as to give a momentum to the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in Kenya on 12-14 November that the Governments of Kenya and Denmark and UNFPA are co-convening.

The goal of this upcoming summit is to elicit commitments to end preventable maternal deaths, eliminate unmet need for modern contraceptive methods, and end gender-based violence and harmful practices against women and girls – as an indispensable part of Agenda 2030.