EYP’s Voice in Global Dialogue on ICPD

In 2019, EYP signed a new partnership with United Nations Population Fund. To kick the collaboration off, EYP has led youth consultations in Belarus and Georgia to gather youth input on the topics of population development.

Four EYPers have been selected to represent the organisation at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Lika Abramishvili from Georgia, Gorkem Cudal from Turkey, Noura Berrouba from Sweden and Valeriya Boyko from Ukraine/International Office have joined the event in Kenya.

This year marked the 25th anniversary since Cairo conference, where the first Action Plan on ICPD issues was signed. To accelerate the promise, movements of Kenya, Denmark, and many more have made public commitments to action against issues such as gender-based violence, FGM, access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The EYP delegation at the summit was representing youth populations, calling upon youth engagement and inclusion on multiple levels. EYP has collaborated up with other youth networks – YPEER, CHOISE and YSAFE to co-host a session on meaningful youth engagement, sharing best practices and success stories with Summit’s delegates. The message that we were calling upon was mentioned in the key highlights from the Summit during the closing ceremony.