2024 Global Health Week Symposium Agenda and Speakers

Friday, April 26, 2024
1:30 to 5:00pm
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115)

About the Symposium

Global Health Week 2024 will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo and this symposium serves as the week’s signature event. The ICPD redefined population and development issues by emphasizing that the protection of individual human rights, including gender equity and reproductive health and rights, must be at the heart of population and development programs. At this symposium, speakers will analyze the ICPD’s progress and setbacks, discuss current and future priorities, and explore topics not addressed in Cairo, such as climate change and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Explainer: What is the ICPD and why does it matter? 

Read the Programme of Action adopted at the ICPD Cairo conference on this website.

Learn about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on this website.

Symposium Agenda and Speaker Biographies

1:30pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:45pm: Keynote Address

2:15pm: Panel Discussion: The Importance of the 1994 ICPD-Cairo

3:30pm: Panel Discussion: Cairo + 30: Old promises and new challenges

4:45pm: Closing Remarks and Poster Awards

5:00pm: Reception

Harvard Chan School hosts a diverse array of speakers, invited to share both scholarly research and personal perspectives. They do not speak for the School, and hosting them does not imply endorsement of their views, organizations, or employers.