2015 EuroNGOs Conference Report: SRHR in the Post-2015 Agenda & Beyond: Mapping the Way Forward

Posted by Share-Net NL on December 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

The 2015 EuroNGOs conference titled “SRHR in the post-2015 agenda and beyond: mapping the way forward” was hosted by the EuroNGOs member Sex og Politikk- the Norwegian Association for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and took place on 3rd-4th November 2015 in Oslo. It gathered 160 participants from 85 organizations representing 29 European and 14 non-European countries – thus confirming again the convening and mobilizing role that EuroNGOs plays with its annual event.

This was the first major civil society-led convening event after the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. It aimed at identifying ways in which civil society can work together within the new framework and advance both the components of the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) envelope that have been positioned within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and those who have been left out.

Thanks to a roster of 21 brilliant speakers and skilled moderators, the conference offered a space to the SRHR community to map the way forward as we transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the SDGs era. This was done with six fast paced conversations organized around panel discussions, question and answer sessions and group work. We began the conference by unpacking the ‘post-2015 deal’ and extrapolating lessons learnt to guide work from 2016 onwards. We then looked at future trends and scenarios that are likely to shape our future in the next 15 years, focused on inroads and hindrances in actioning the new goals, as well as specific roles and responsibilities. Finally we brainstormed on specific topics we felt a sense of urgency and responsibility to move SRHR forward.

Publication file: application-pdf 2015_eurongos_conference_report_21122015.pdf

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