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Women Delivering Development

October 22, 2013  • Vicky Markham

This post originally appeared on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s blog, Impatient Optimists

It’s not often that we are presented with the perfect opportunity to affect a broad set of development policies as we are currently with the UN’s Post 2015 Agenda.

Photo (C) Sean Peoples, Wilson Center

Taking full advantage of this chance – while demonstrating that an integrated, “un-siloed”  approach to addressing population, health and environmental (PHE) issues is gaining traction –was the goal of a recent UN General Assembly side-event. The Women Delivering Development working breakfast was organized by the Woodrow Wilson Center, Aspen InstituteSierra Club and Center for Environment and Population (CEP).

The meeting brought together a diverse group of influential leaders to be updated on the sweet spot of where population, health and environment (PHE) intersect, and make concrete recommendations for how a PHE integrated approach can help solve key international development issues.

Their message was clear: put women and reproductive health at the core of development where it belongs.

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