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#ICFPLive Daily Delivery | September 22-28, 2013 | Curated coverage of women and children and the post-2015 agenda.

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The 2013 International Conference on Family Planning is a few days away and conversations have begun. We invite you to join and engage in the live coverage using the hashtag #ICFPLive. 

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Why Family Planning Matters in the Post-2015 Agenda 

Huffington Post  \\  Ward Cates and Tricia Petruney - FHI 360

Now, as the next-generation goals expand the focus from social and human development to also include economic and environmental objectives, we should not underestimate the positive ripple effects of family planning across all three areas. 

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Why Family Planning Must Address Social Barriers

DEVEX  \\  Jay Gribble, Abt Associates

Within a few days, thousands of members of the global family planning community will come together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to talk about ways to advance the health and economic well-being of women worldwide by improving the delivery of family planning services and information.

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Ministers Convene to Examine Returns on Investment \\  ICFP

More than 20 Ministers of Finance and Planning, Health, Youth, and Gender are among the leaders who will convene on 12 November to discuss the investments needed— especially in family planning — to meet the needs of Africa’s youth today, and to maximize their future potential  for national development.  

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ICFP Youth 2013 @FPYouth2013 
#Ethiopia welcomes you to #ICFP2013! #ICFPYouth Say it Loud, Say it Proud! #FullAccess #FullChoice @DrTedros @KeseteA

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GirlsGlobe  @GirlsGlobe 
Did you know? In #Ethiopia, avg births per woman has decreased 12.7% since 2000. #familyplanning #ICFP2013

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Family Planning 2020  @FP2020Global 
Will you be at #ICFP2013? Join us at a reception to celebrate the launch of our progress report 11/13! See more here:

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Welcome to ICFP 2013

Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Dr. Amy Tsui, and Deputy Director Jose “Oying” Rimon welcome participants to Addis.


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Where's the Controversy in Saving Lives?
By the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Giving women and girls access to family planning tools and information is the easiest way to empower them to determine their own futures. 


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#ICFPYouth Voices
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Youth Play a Significant Role at ICFP 2013 

About 40 young leaders were selected as part of the contest and will participate in the conference as speakers and moderators. Thanks to the support of the ICFP 2013 partners, youth will play a significant role in all conversations taking place at the conference. 

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Video Info you need  

Get Ready for ICFP2013: Conference Brochure

The International Conference on Family Planning’s Media & Communications Subcommittee created an informative brochure to help you navigate this year's ICFP conference in Addis. 

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Story girls' globe reporting 

Family Planning in Ethiopia: Progress for All Millennium Development Goals
by Justine Stacey

In just a few days I’ll be heading to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with 3 other Girls’ Globe bloggers to cover the third annual International Conference on Family Planning.

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What We Should Talk About When Talking About Family Planning 
by Julia Wiklander

Global organizations and campaigns, like the UN Foundation’s Every Woman Every Child, expresses that family planning is the best investment a country can make in its future.

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Story photo journal 

An Introduction to Contraceptive Technologies 


USAID supports research that develops new contraceptive methods, improves existing methods, and develops methods that bring together the prevention of unintended pregnancy and HIV in a single device. View a photo journal of methods that are currently in development.

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Video news

Expanding Family Planning Access to Poor Women Vital for Kenya’s Future
Daily Nation // by Prof Segor is the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health

In developing countries, more than 220 million women report a desire to prevent or delay childbirth but, for various reasons, are not using modern contraceptives.

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Video Event

Family Planning +SocialGood 

Family Planning +SocialGood offers the most creative platform in global development today to explore how family planning and technology plus innovation meet at the crossroads of partnerships, mobile, science, youth and media. This event will take place on November 12th from 12:30pm - 3:00 at the Hilton Addis Ababa. 

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