Brief of the 20th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South Cooperation in Population and Development held in Zimbabwe 9th-20 October 2033Mohamed Hassan
The president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H.E. Dr. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa officially opened and graced the 20th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Population and Development: A High-Level Consultation Leading up to ICPD30 on 9th October 2023 at the Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The 20th IIMC Conference was jointly organized by the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Partners in Population and Development (PPD) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The conference set the pace for starting conversations for the post-ICPD 30 agenda, linking ICPD issues and global mega-trends. The review of ICPD 30 looks at:
1. The past and celebrate 30 years of ICPD achievements;
2. The present and reduce polarization on core ICPD issues; and
3. The future and re-position for post-2030 Population agenda.
The Director General for NCPD, Dr. Mohamed Sheikh shared the experience of Kenya in implementing the ICPD commitments and highlighted the priority actions to be taken to finish the unfinished agenda of the ICPD PoA.
The Conference was attended by Ministers, high-level officials, subject experts, representatives from development partners and youth leaders who reinforced South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) in Population and Development as an accelerator to achieving the unfinished agenda of ICPD and a modality for developing countries to find solutions to address shared common challenges.