This international conference on female genital mutilation/cutting, organized by UNFPA, UNICEF and the Government of Italy, aims to consolidate global political commitment, galvanize national action, and plan specific strategies to build a broad-based movement to end female genital mutilation/cutting and related discriminatory practices in the next generation, in accordance with 2012 GA Resolution 67/146 on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.