MEDIA ADVISORY: “Investing in Adolescent Girls: A Pre-requisite for Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”


Investing in women, girls key to better future

Lunch panel on “Investing in Adolescent Girls: A Pre-requisite for Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” co-organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund on 11 March

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 March 2016— Women’s empowerment and its critical role in sustainable development will be the theme of this year’s Commission on the Status of Women. During the session, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, will organize several events that underscore the importance of investing in women and young people, particularly girls, to achieve a more prosperous future for all. One event focusing on ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and ending all forms of violence against women and girls, is organized in cooperation with the Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly:

Friday, 11 March

High-Level Forum on Adolescent Girls and Agenda 2030 &High-Level Lunch Panel

What:                           World leaders and experts will discuss how investing in adolescent girls—especially in education and health,
including sexual and reproductive health—will promote sustainable development for all. (RSVP to

Where:             Delegates Dining Room
When:             1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Social Media:   Hashtag is #CSW60
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Journalists interested in interviewing Dr. Osotimehin, Mogens Lykketoft or other participants, please contact:

Daniel Thomas, Spokesperson of the President of the UN General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 225 1913, E:
Omar Gharzeddine, Tel: +1 212 297 5028, E:
Etienne Franca, Tel: +1 212 297 5208, E:
Eddie Wright, Tel: +1 212 297 2717, E:

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