World Population Day 2014: Youth Engagement and the Sustainable Development Agenda

July 10, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Maternal Health Initiative
Global Sustainability and Resilience Program

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. 

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6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
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