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Women Deliver – Thursday, 25 April 2013 (originally published 22 Apr)

Women Deliver 2013 to take place in Kuala Lumpur at the end of May

Women Deliver 2013 to take place in Kuala Lumpur at the end of May. Image: Bikya News

Thousands of advocates for young people will convene in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28-30 to drive change for girls and women at Women Deliver’s third global conference, Women Deliver 2013. Newly announced speakers include:

  • Graça Machel, Incoming Chair, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn &  Child   Health Board
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Chelsea Clinton, Board Member, Clinton Foundation
  •  HE Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland
  •  HRH The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Women Deliver 2013 is expected to be the largest global meeting of the decade to focus on the health and well-being of girls and women, convening thousands of global leaders and advocates from more than 160 countries. The conference aims to ensure that investments in girls and women remain a global priority in the lead-up to the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) deadline and in the post-2015 development framework. Notably, the conference will have a strong youth focus.

I believe deeply in the power of this generation of young people to make an impact on the world – and many young people already are making our world a healthier, safer, more equitable and more sustainable place,” said Chelsea Clinton. “I am thrilled young people will play such an integral role at Women Deliver 2013” . . .

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