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African Regional Conference on Population and Development and pre-conference events

24-25 September Youth Pre-conference 
Venue: UNECA Conference Centre, Addis Ababa: The youth pre-conference will bring together about 150 young people to discuss and consolidate their issues and position, and to ensure that young people across the African continent have coordinated, recognized representation and a voice at the regional conference and its follow up. The pre-conference will focus on four thematic areas: Education, Health, Employment and Inclusive Participation and Governance. 

26-27 September: Civil Society Organization Pre-conference 
Venue: UNECA Conference, Addis Ababa:  Civil Society Organizations are to hold a pre-conference meeting.

The outcomes of these events will be presented at the experts' meeting.

30 September to 4 October: Experts' Meeting and Ministerial Meeting 
The main regional conference on ICPD beyond 2014 will be held from 30 September to 4 October at the UNECA Conference Centre, on the theme Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: The future we want for Africa. Experts are to meet on 30 September to 2 October, while the ministerial meeting will be held from 3-4 October.