Staff Reporter

The Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development drew a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls.

The three-day Summit, which ended on November 14, deliberated and sought commitments on the achievement of three transformative results of zero maternal deaths, zero unmet needs for family planning and zero gender based violence and harmful practices.

During the Summit, Her Majesty the Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck delivered a statement at the high-level session on Women Leaders Dialogue which focused on the achievements and challenges related to the promotion of the rights of women and girls in Bhutan including those related to sexual and reproductive health.

Other notable speakers at the high-level session were  HRH Princess Angelika of Tonga, H.E. Margarat Kenyatta, First Lady of the Republic of Kenya and the First Ladies of Rwanda and Belize.

A highlight of the Summit was the recognition of UNFPA Global Champions. Her Majesty along with the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund awarded prizes to 10 UNFPA global champions. The Summit was attended by more than 9,000 delegates including royalties, heads of states and governments.