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Post-2015 Development Agenda: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights- Fundamental Human Rights, Drivers of Progress

Sexual and reproductive health and rights are fundamental human rights. They also drive progress towards a broad range of sustainable development goals, including poverty eradication, food security, gender equality, climate change mitigation, economic empowerment, among so many others. Join leaders from around the globe as we galvanize our resolve to put sexual and reproductive health and rights for all, the human rights of women and girls, and the participation of young people at the center of the development agenda.

This event was sponsored by the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health in partnership with High-Level Task Force for ICPD & United Nations Foundation.

Speakers included:

  • Peggy Clark – Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development; Vice President of Policy Programs, The Aspen Institute
  • Her Excellency Tarja Halonen – Co-Chair, High-Level Task Force for the ICPD; Former President, Republic of Finland
  • Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda – Former President, Republic of Malawi
  • The Right Honorable Helen Clark – Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
  • Dr. Christine Kaseba-Sata – First Lady, Republic of Zambia
  • The Honorable Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Kathy Calvin – President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
  • Samuel Kissi – Former President, Curious Minds Ghana
  • Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro – President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
  • Mahesh Mahalingam – Director in the Programme Branch, UNAIDS
  • The Honorable Joy Phumaphi – Chair, Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health; Former Minister of Health, Botswana

Review the program from the event here and check out the media coverage:

Event information
Tue Sep 23, 2014
7:30pm - 10:00pm GMT+0000
Westin Grand Central Hotel
212 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY, United States