The 2014 EuroNGOs international conference, hosted by our Spanish member the Federación de Planificación Familiar Estatal (FPFE), was held in Madrid on 30-31 October. It brought together 156 participants, from 29 countries all over the world. Participants represented 64 organizations from the sexual and reproductive health and rights community and beyond, and other constituencies close to our sector (including UN agencies, foundations, research centers and governments’ representatives).
The conference, focusing on the theme “Putting the puzzle together: SRHR in a post-2015 world”, called for the inclusion of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the UN negotiations that will lead to the approval of a new set of developmental goals in September 2015. Designed around six interactive sessions, the conference gathered the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) community to:
- Spread ideas, analyse information, share intelligence and promote strategic thinking to support the SRHR community to influence the post-2015 negotiations;
- Promote alliance building and international coordination, clarify positions and seek common ground to support the SRHR community advocacy work until September 2015;
- Mobilize organizations and individuals for actions that: Contribute to the advancement of the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action and the SRHR agenda through consistent actions that bring the outcomes of the ICPD Operational Review into the post-2015 negotiations; and Contribute to global efforts to include specific SRHR targets and indicators within the post-2015 development framework.