Sixteenth Meeting, Oslo 2015
Opportunities in an Evolving Landscape
2015 is a threshold year for the international development community. During this year, the Millennium Development Goals come to term and attention turns to the post-2015 development agenda and the sustainable development goals. Those of us involved in sexual and reproductive health and rights – and particularly family planning – will also see a new global strategy for Every Woman Every Child and its funding mechanism, the Global Financing Facility. As our landscape changes, organizations working at the macro and micro levels must understand and actively engage in ongoing discussions, and they must continue to operate seamlessly as they play their part in the provision of quality reproductive health supplies to people in low- and middle-income countries.
At our 16th General Membership Meeting from 05-09 October 2015 in Oslo, Norway, we will use the post-2015 development agenda to frame our conversations, and use our pillars – availability, choice, equity and quality – as a lens through which we will explore these issues in greater detail. Coming on the heels of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, our meeting could not be timelier. Through plenary and parallel sessions, we will hear voices from those working at the global, regional, country and local levels, learn from one another and work together to find the best way forward for the reproductive health supplies community. Join us in Oslo to engage and contribute to these important discussions.