The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission report was featured throughout the two-day International Dialogue for Population and Development, an annual global meeting co-organized by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and KfW Entwicklungsbank that brings together advocates and funders from a wide range of countries to discuss advancing the goals of the International Conference on Population and Development.
This year’s theme was “Accelerating Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights—25 Years after Cairo.” Ann Starrs, Commission Co-Chair, participated and many member organizations of the Commission’s Advisory Group also attended, including IPPF, AIDS Alliance, GIZ, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
On the first day of the International Dialogue, Ms. Starrs presented an overview of the report and highlights of the report’s impact thus far, followed by a panel discussion on the report’s recommendations. The panelists were Ms. Starrs; Dereje Wordofa Gidda, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA; Adriana Domagala, Advisor on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs; and Mina Barling, Director of External Relations at IPPF. Following the panel discussion, meeting participants divided into working groups to discuss next steps related to specific recommendations from the report.
On the second day, Ms. Starrs joined Robin Gorna of SheDecides in a panel discussion featuring the Commission’s report. The discussion was about advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights through existing global and regional initiatives. Learn more about the meeting and view photos by visiting the International Dialogue website.