In observance of the inaugural 2012 International Day of the Girl Child, a High-Level panel discussion co-organized by UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and Girls Not Brides, will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. A panel of experts will discuss how to make progress on girls’ rights and address the unique challenges they face, with a focus on ending child marriage.
Panelists will include:
- Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair of The Elders, founders of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage
- Hon. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Bangladesh
- Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA
- Dr. Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director, UN Women
- Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
- Ms. Salamatou Aghali Issoufa, Youth Activist, Niger
- Moderator: Ann Curry, National and International Anchor, NBC News
When: Thursday, 11 October 2012, 1:15 PM -2:45 PM EST
Where: Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The event is open to all UN ground pass holders. The audience is asked to be seated by 1 PM. For more information please contact: Ms. Mandy Kibel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Omar Gharzeddine email@example.com
The event will be live-streamed at: http://webtv.un.org
Join the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtags #dayofthegirl and #endchildmarriage
In observance of the International Day of the Girl Child, the UN Department of Public Information, NGO Relations Cluster, is organizing a briefing: “The Girl Child: Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse” in observance of the International Day of the Girl Child.
Date: Thursday, 11 October 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Location: Salvation Army, 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
Open to all UN associated NGOs and UN staff.