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Latest stories: Nairobi Summit

US government Head of Delegation Valerie Huber (on mic) reads the joint statement by ten countries flanked by various government representatives who are party to the statement. / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: 11-State Joint Statement Faults Summit for Secrecy, Manipulation

As the controversy-ridden International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) comes to an end in Nairobi, Kenya, 11 governments, among them four African nations and the United States of America (U.S.), have decried the manipulation of Cairo Program of Action and the process leading to the Nairobi Summit, which seems to have undermined “the careful and delicate negotiations that led to the consensus-based 1994 ICPD Program of Action.”

Chairperson Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) Anne Mbugua reading the Nairobi Declaration on behalf of faith based and civil society organizations / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Faith-Based, Civil Societies Fault Summit, Obsessed with Controversies

At the end of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events that was held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to counter the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25), faith-based and civil organizations made a statement, The Nairobi Declaration, faulting the entities behind the Nairobi Summit, including lack of transparency shown by blocking civil society participation and obsession with controversial issues.

Countering ICPD25: Some participants of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events picketing in the streets of Nairobi-Kenya on November 11, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Reactions from Kenyan Citizens on Nairobi Summit, Some Strongly Worded

As the three-day International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) is underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ACI Africa caught up with Kenyan citizens who shared their reactions regarding the Summit. Voices of disappointment seem to persist.

Countering ICPD25: Kenyan Ann Kioko carrying the petition to be presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta on November 11, 2019 / CitizenGO

Countering ICPD25: Reactions to President Kenyatta’s Keynote Address

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has been lauded for veering off contentious themes guiding the ongoing controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25). However, some participants in the Pro-Life and Family Friendly Side Events have said the President could have been more careful with the use of the expression “reproductive health,” which has evolved over time.

Countering ICPD25: Participants listening to a talk in one of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events on November 13, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Pro-life Alternatives to Nairobi Summit Agenda, Expert Opinions

As the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) entered its second day in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, ACI Africa reached out to African Catholic professionals opposed to some of the agenda of the Summit, particularly issues that seem to promote the culture of death through abortions and planned parenthood through the use of contraceptives.

Protesters holding placards in Nairobi against ICPD25 on the eve of the convention on November 11, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Abortion Extremists Using Vaccines to Control Population, Expert Views

As the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) was getting underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi to discuss, among other issues, “drawing on demographic diversity to drive economic growth and achieve sustainable development,” a bioethicist has disclosed that some groups in developed countries, including abortion extremists, are using vaccines as a means to control population in the world, including Africa.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing delegates at the International Conference on Population and Development ICPD25 in Nairobi during the official opening on November 12, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Kenya’s President Steers Clear of Contentious Issues in His Address

The widely publicized and controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) convened to commemorate 25 years since the last convention took place in Egypt’s capital, Cairo kicked off Tuesday, November 12 in Nairobi, Kenya amid resistance from religious leaders and other civil society groups.

The Holy See, Vatican City, Rome / Shutterstock

Why the Holy See Won’t Participate in “Nairobi Summit on ICPD25”

Since October 24, the Holy See, the Vatican-based jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholicism under the Holy Father made it known to the Kenyan Government that it will not be participating in the commemoration of 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place, a three-day event dubbed ICPD25 slated to take place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi from November 12.