About: the ID in short words

The International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development offers a unique platform to discuss sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and population dynamics for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the ICPD Programme of Action.

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

16th International Dialogue (2018) Accelerating Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – 25 Years after Cairo

"I think it is quite unique that all of us from different sectors are discussing the same topic, so we are getting different perspectives and a better understanding of where we are all coming from."

Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye Director of the Family Health Division of the Ghana Health Service

Sietske Steneker

16th International Dialogue (2018) Accelerating Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – 25 Years after Cairo

"What makes the International Dialogue so valuable is that it brings together and enables an exchange of ideas between such a mix of stakeholders: civil society representatives and activists but also academics and representatives from the UN and from countries that support SRHR."

Sietske Steneker Director of the Brussels Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III

16th International Dialogue (2018) Accelerating Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – 25 Years after Cairo

"The Dialogue is a good listening post to find out where the trends are, what issues are coming up and see how we can collaborate with other countries. I feel that we really need to make the Cairo conference a part of what governments and countries are doing. The Dialogue is a way to understand where different countries are at, and it clarifies the next steps we have to take to move the agenda forward."

Dr. Juan Antonio Perez III Executive Director of the Commission on Population and Development of the Philippines

Mangala Namasivayam

16th International Dialogue (2018) Accelerating Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – 25 Years after Cairo

"I am impressed that the topics discussed at the Dialogue are keeping up with the times. Discussions here with participants have shown me that there is still hope for the ICPD agenda. It’s always a struggle but coming here revives that spirit and hope in you. It helps to know there are people who feel as strongly about the issues as you do."

Mangala Namasivayam Programme Manager for the Asian Resource and Research Centre for Women based in Malaysia

Halima Abba Zad Ali

15th International Dialogue (2017) Leaving No-one Behind on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

"This conference has been very enlightening. During the mechanisms session, I learnt about systems in place to enable policy at the local level, and heard ideas for addressing challenges. I now have a strong idea about how to work with local government to promote SRHR for young adolescents."

Halima Abba Zad Ali Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, Kenya

Lewis Emmerton

17th International Dialogue (2019) Universal Health Coverage (UHC) & Sexual, Reproductive Health ad Rights (SRHR) for all: A mutual relationship

"It’s been really helpful to hear about best practices, how people are trying to get around some of the societal stigma barriers. Often in the SRHR space, you’re speaking to the converted and the ideas aren’t fresh and new, but here it’s become obvious how much work there is left to do. Given the current political backlash (against human rights), we need to educate the health sectors about why we need to respect the rights of all people. It’s really exciting and I’ve learned a lot!"

Lewis Emmerton Advocacy Coordinator at CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the Netherlands

About the Dialogue

The International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development is an annual two-day conference taking place in Berlin. Since its inception in 2002, the ID has become an important forum to discuss strategies, opportunities and challenges of promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as implications of population dynamics. The platform brings together stakeholders from government, international organisations and implementing agencies, civil society, youth networks, academia and the private sector to exchange expertise and vision on how to best ensure the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights in line with Agenda 2030 and the ICPD Programme of Action.

An international platform

With a mix of keynotes, interactive working groups and panel discussions, the conference series is designed to encourage the exchange of information and experience and provides a platform to:

Discuss

Discuss major gaps and challenges and share examples of best practices to address these.

Develop

Jointly develop concrete political and practical strategies for ensuring the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Unite

Strengthen and widen partnerships, alliances and networks between participants.

Organising Partners

Since 2002 the International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development has been jointly organised by:

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) is a global development organisation focused on the needs and potential of young people. DSW is committed to creating demand for and access to health information, services, supplies, and economic empowerment for youth especially in East Africa. DSW achieves this by engaging in advocacy, capacity development and reproductive health initiatives, so that young people are empowered to lead healthy, self-determined lives.

As a service provider with worldwide operations in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education, GIZ works with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. GIZ is a federal enterprise and supports the German Government in a wide variety of areas, including economic development, the environment, and peace and security.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. As a worldwide movement of 118 national organisations working with and for communities and individuals in 142 countries, IPPF works to ensure people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being, in a world without discrimination.

in cooperation with

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of health care and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainability, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) works with its partners on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its development objectives. As a global key actor in promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, the BMZ is committed to multiple international partnerships and bilateral engagement, aiming to support people in living a healthy and self-determined life.

The ID in Numbers

18 Dialogues
40 Nations
310 Projects