World Population Day 2014: Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Agenda
This year’s World Population Day focuses on youth engagement and the future of the global development agenda as the Millennium Development Goals expire next year. Young people are the key to building a sustainable future because the choices they make now will reverberate for decades to come. Providing appropriate sexual and reproductive health services and investing in education – especially for girls – can strengthen communities and help achieve a range of development goals.
This panel will feature Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA, who will discuss the central role of adolescents and youth in the post-2015 agenda, including educational opportunities and sexual and reproductive health services for girls. Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez will discuss USAID’s work and activities around unlocking the potential of young populations through the demographic dividend. And Suzanne Ehlers of Population Action International and FP2020’s Rights and Empowerment Working Group will conclude by focusing on adolescent rights 20 years after the International Conference on Population and Development.
- Facing the Future: Empowering Youth to Protect Their Health and Environment in Ghana and the Philippines
- Tailored to Fit: Programming for the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Women in Africa
- What Can Demography Tell Us About the Advent of Democracy?
Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Katrina.Braxton@wilsoncenter.org. Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.
President and CEO, Population Action International
Assistant Administrator, Global Health, U.S.Agency for International Development